BBC: Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s far-right leader to take office
A far-right former army captain will be sworn in as Brazil’s new president later on Tuesday.
Jair Bolsonaro, 63, won the presidential election by a wide margin against Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers’ Party on 28 October.
Mr Bolsonaro was propelled to victory by his campaign promises to curb Brazil’s rampant corruption and crime.
But he has proven a deeply divisive figure whose racist, homophobic and misogynistic remarks have angered many.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will represent the US at the inauguration, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will represent Israel. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban is the only leader from the European Union set to attend.
Mr Bolsonaro has been scathing in his criticism of the left-wing governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, and has cancelled invitations to their leaders.
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Brazil to inaugurate far-right firebrand Bolsonaro president — Reuters
Brazil’s Bolsonaro follows through on gun, ‘anti-Marxist’ vows — France 24
Brazil Prepares To Swear-In President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro — NPR
Former Army Captain Takes Brazil’s Reins in Surge of Nationalism — Bloomberg
Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration: the day progressive Brazil has dreaded — The Guardian
‘Trump of the tropics’: Brazil’s Bolsonaro set to get tough on, well … everything — Taylor Barnes, CNN
In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro tries to unite the entire right — Thomas Milz, DW