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Nazis have a long historical presence in Brazil reaching back to the early days of European fascism. President Jair Bolsonaro has emboldened them.
Bolsonaro doesn't need an open military dictatorship to crush his opponents. As the “Colombian model” demonstrates, he can lean on violent paramilitaries to do the dirty work for him.
As far-right neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, the radical changes his administration proposes could set off a wave of state-sponsored violence, plunder, and environmental destruction.
Jair Bolsonaro has propelled anger and vitriol against the Left, the poor, and so-called identity politics to the surface of Brazilian society. After his win, what’s next?