Gustavo Ribeiro - The Rise of the Right in Brazil: Explaining the Election of Jair Bolsonaro
Originally aired: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Right wing strongmen have come to power around the world on populist platforms and promises to tear down the political status quo. From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Donald Trump in the United States, and now Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, their messages are amplified and piped directly to the voters through dubious and deliberately inflammatory social media campaigns. Gustavo Ribeiro, founder of The Brazilian Report explains Bolsonaro's rise to power, his paralells to President Trump, and the threats his presidency poses to Brazilian demoocracy.