Rightist Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, promising populist change to angry voters
Jan 01, 2019—(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)
Benjamin H. Bradlow, Brown University
(THE CONVERSATION) Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for his law-and-order rhetoric, racist and sexist remarks, pro-business stances and outsider pledges to upend politics as usual.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among the right-wing world leaders who attended his inauguration in Brasilia, along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.