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Anti-democratic Bolsonaro is not for turning

This week: Under pressure, Bolsonaro continues his verbal attacks on institutions. And what to expect from the soon-to-be new Health Minister.

Jair Bolsonaro on the offensive again

Ever since he took office, mainstream politicians in Brasília have hoped far-right President Jair Bolsonaro would eventually pivot to a more moderate stance. But this seems more and more implausible as the months go on. Celebrating his 66th birthday on Sunday, Mr. Bolsonaro gathered throngs of supporters in front of the presidential palace and said “only God can remove [him] from [the presidency].” He also said the people “can count on the Armed...

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