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🫵 Bolsonaro defied electoral courts. This time, in a different way

Good morning! Today, a look back at Bolsonaro’s Sep. 7 rallies, more political campaign than power grab. Where is Brazil’s inflation headed? Mercedes-Benz makes Brazil cuts amid automaker struggle. 

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What to make of Bolsonaro’s Sep. 7 rallies

President Bolsonaro explicitly solicit votes during his Independence Day speeches. Photo: Alan Santos/PR
President Bolsonaro explicitly solicit votes during his Independence Day speeches. Photo: Alan Santos/PR

For months, many expected Brazil’s independence bicentennial on September 7 to pose a defining test to Brazilian democracy, after President Jair Bolsonaro had called on his supporters to “take to the streets for one...

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