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A Shaky Start in Brazil

Jan 10, 2019 - The New York Times

No sooner was Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as president of Brazil on New Year's Day than he let loose a fountain of far-right decrees, undermining protections for the environment, indigenous land rights and the L.G.B.T. community, putting nongovernmental organizations under government monitoring and purging government contractors who do not share his ideology. This thrilled Donald Trump, who tweeted enthusiastically, ''Congratulations to President @JairBolsonaro who just made a great inauguration spe...