Updated 23 Jan, 2020 | Current Topics
Why Republic Day chief guest Bolsonaro evokes controversy in India ?Add Answer
Jair Bolsonaro is another one of the right-wing stooges who has opportunistically emerged out of the see-through hypocrisy that prevalently exists among the leftists now.
He is the 38th President of Brazil. A former army captain, he took over the office on January 1 (2019) after winning a clear majority in the election.
His win came off as quite a surprise for many in the global forum with The New York Times, in one of its articles, saying “Brazil on Sunday became the latest country to drift toward the far right, electing a strident populist as president in the nation’s most radical political change since democracy was restored more than 30 years ago.”
How, on the back of his populist views, he won the election is a whole different issue that’s internal to Brazil.
What now stands is that Brazil has a president who is quite controversial – who has made some highly offensive and objectionable remarks over the course of years and decades.
• “I wouldn’t rape you because you don’t deserve it” – he said this to a Congresswomen in the parliament in 2014. Later, instead of apologizing, he added: “not worth raping; she is very ugly.”