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Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro takes over

On January 1, the newly elected president of Brazil will take office with his chosen group of ministers, officially ending 16 years of left-wing government by the PT (Workers’ Party). Undoubtedly, there will be radical changes. This huge country (larger than Australia but a whole lot greener) has great natural resources – reflected in the naming of one of its largest states “General Mines” – and is a successful exporter in everything from soya beans and coffee to vehicles, commercial aircraft,…

What Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is likely to change

Congressman Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidency Sunday on promises to overhaul several aspects of Latin America’s largest nation. A glance at the top issues that are likely to change in a Bolsonaro administration: ENVIRONMENT More than half of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil, and some environmentalists worry Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency will open it up to increased deforestation and mining. Also, some observers believe Jair Bolsonaro’s strong ties to agribusiness leaders in Congress,…

Jair Bolsonaro; New Brazilian President on Sunday..why we need change in Brazil!

Mike Smith is a long-term foreign resident of Brazil who wrote this article re the upcoming Brazilian elections. We reprinted this post as a balance to anti-Brazilian populist press that is currently making out Jair Bolsonaro to be close to a fascist or demagogue ( ie Trump ). I see the country misrepresented abroad so often. Negative coverage has been amplified in recent weeks due to the epic battle for Brazils political and economic future played out in the presidential elections as the right wing misogynistic…