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Bolsonarism warms up gears at CPAC conference

The third edition of CPAC Brazil was a more somber affair than past years, with the far-right afraid about Lula and the Brazilian left returning to power

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Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro was the main star of the third CPAC Brazil conference, in Campinas. Photo: Twitter/@BolsonaroSP

Brazil’s former Infrastructure Minister under President Jair Bolsonaro and the far-right’s pick for the São Paulo 2022 governor’s election, Tarcísio de Freitas kicked off his speech on his knees at the main stage of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which took place on July 11-12 in Campinas, some 99 kilometers from São Paulo.

“We cannot allow the left to return,” Mr. Freitas begged. “The left has horrendous discourse, which denies family values. And those who deny family values also deny Christ.” After his speech, Mr. Freitas was blessed by Magno Malta, an Evangelical preacher and former senator.

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