Opinion

Stigmatization is what Brazil’s far-right candidate seeks

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Far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro

On Monday night, TV Cultura – a public television network owned by the state of São Paulo – broadcasts Roda Viva, one of Brazil’s most traditional talk shows. While the 32-year-old panel debate has relatively low ratings, it still helps set the political agenda. According to the Directory for Public Policy Analysis of think tank Fundação Getulio Vargas, voter interest in presidential candidates peaked during their Roda Viva appearances.

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