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WSJ Endorses Far-Right Brazilian Presidential Candidate Bolsonaro

HeadlineOct 11, 2018
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Wednesday’s protest came as The Wall Street Journal has endorsed Bolsonaro, despite his long history of making racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments, as well as openly praising Brazil’s military dictatorship. Using language that mirrored President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” the Journal’s editorial board wrote, “Bolsonaro is best understood as a conservative populist who promises to make Brazil great for the first time. … He has attracted support from the middle class by pledging to reduce corruption, crack down on Brazil’s rampant crime and liberate entrepreneurs from government control.”

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