Opinion

Attack on Jair Bolsonaro’s life throws Brazil into deeper uncertainty

Jair Bolsonaro stabbed attack election uncertainty
Image: Still from TV via Fotos públicas

Jair Bolsonaro was being carried by his supporters, dressed in yellow and green, shouting “my political party is called Brazil,” when a man stabbed him in the stomach. Regardless of Mr. Bolsonaro’s politics, this act of violence must be renounced – without any relativism whatsoever.

This case is, unfortunately, far from the first act of political violence in Brazil this year. In March, left-wing Rio de Janeiro city councilor Marielle Franco was murdered in what police have called a politically-motivated assassination. In April, shots were fired at a campsite where former President Lula was campaigning.

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