Bolsonaro Joins Trump’s Right-Wing Axis

Brazil’s new president is perhaps Trump’s most kindred spirit

Far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro waves inside the Congress in Brasilia ahead of the ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Brazilian constitution in Brasilia on November 6, 2018. Photo: Evarista SA/AFP/Getty Images

By Ishaan Tharoor

On Tuesday, Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s president. By the following day, he had already taken the first steps in turning his country’s government sharply to the right.

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