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Populist takes the helm in Brazil

Jan 02, 2019 - The Washington Post
Board and Executive Moves


For nation, inauguration marks sharp turn to right

BRASILIA - Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain who has promised radical measures to cut soaring crime and widespread corruption, was sworn in as Brazil's president Tuesday, marking the nation's starkest shift to the right since its return to democracy three decades ago.

Bolsonaro, 63, became the world's latest politician to reach the presidency by riding a populist revolt against the governing class...