The world looked on in shock as armed rioters — incited by outgoing President Donald Trump — forced their way into the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, in an attempt to stop lawmakers from certifying the results of the November 3 presidential election. Leaders around the world expressed their concerns about what the insurrection could mean for democracies around the world.
Indeed, analysts would be best served looking to Brazil for answers, as extremist groups have quickly found inspiration in the chaos seen in Washington DC. These fringe groups have already planned similar protests against local legislative bodies for later this month.
And they have been incited by none other than President Jair Bolsonaro himself.