SÃO PAULO — Brazilians have now democratically elected a far-right president who is obsessed with death and torture and brags about his love of firearms.
- Rosana Pinheiro-Machado
- The Washington Post
The flagship policies of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain, involve harsher penalties for criminal offenses and legalizing firearms.
“Good citizens,” he argues, must be able to defend themselves against “bandits,” a term he uses loosely.
He has called left-wing and liberal activists “red outlaws” who must be “banished from our homeland.”
He is unabashedly racist and misogynistic, telling a congresswoman, “I wouldn’t rape you because…