In practice, this means that the Brazilian military are openly planning a political coup to withdraw Bolsonaro and place Mourao in the presidency of the Republic. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivian President Luis Arce has appointed General Jaime Zabala as commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces and has also replaced the military commanders appointed by his predecessor, Jeanine Áñez. It will be a cleaning never seen in the history of Brazil". Brazil’s President Goes to War With Democratic Institutions — and Hopes the Military Has His Back Jair Bolsonaro warmly greeted protesters who called for … [143] British news magazine The Economist referred to him as a "radical", "religious nationalist", a "right-wing demagogue", and "apologist of dictators". Brazil's President Is Sending The Military To Fight The Amazon Fires As Protests Grow Worldwide. [97], Bolsonaro was sworn in as President of the Republic on 1 January 2019, succeeding Michel Temer. [11] In a 1998 interview with Veja magazine, Bolsonaro praised the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, and said the Pinochet regime, which killed over 3,000 Chilean citizens, "should have killed more people". In 1990, two years after that election, he would win the first of seven consecutive terms as a federal deputy. [172], Bolsonaro has also praised U.S. President Donald Trump and his foreign policy.,[163] with Bolsonaro being named ‘the tropical Trump’. [190], On 7 March 2020, Bolsonaro was hosted by the U.S. President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago for a working dinner, where the two leaders discussed the U.S.-led effort to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, a future trade deal and peace for the Middle East, also Trump reaffirmed his interest in upgrading the American military alliance with Brazil, suggesting give to the country a full NATO membership, as part of an effort to fortify the Western Hemisphere against Russian and Chinese influence. "[169] The announcement was warmly received by the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who welcomed Bolsonaro to Israel in March 2019 during the final weeks of a re-election campaign,[170] but was met with condemnation from the Arab League, which warned Bolsonaro it could damage diplomatic ties. That is inadmissible.[239]. He served seven consecutive terms, from 1991 to 2018. [119] His electorate is mainly formed by adults above the age of 34, the working middle to upper class (mainly in the southeast region of the country), conservatives in general, college graduates, some centrists and the Christian right. Bolsonaro, whose presidency will begin with a New Year’s Day inaugural ceremony in Brasília, has routinely praised Brazil’s military dictatorship, which gave way to the return of democratic governance in 1985. [54] A week later, there was another debate at RedeTV!. At a recent rally, President Jair Bolsonaro joined radical protesters calling for Brazilian democracy to be abolished. The presidential system was established in 1889, upon the proclamation of the republic in a military coup d'état against Emperor Pedro II. As a Congressman, Bolsonaro put forward three bills trying to remove "virtually all" legal restrictions to surgical sterilisation via the public health system, including the reduction of "the minimum age of sterilization to 21 years". He has been affiliated with several other Brazilian political parties over the years. Economically, he started to support less government intervention in the economy (in contrast to the past, when he defended developmentalist policies). Neves died before he could assume office in mid-March, and Sarney was inaugurated as Brazil’s first civilian president since 1964. [101][102], Bolsonaro has stripped the indigenous affairs agency FUNAI of the responsibility to identify and demarcate indigenous lands. The new president considers the former commanders as responsible for the ouster of Evo Morales and, in the case of . "[242], On multiple occasions, Bolsonaro has publicly endorsed physical violence as a legitimate and necessary form of political action. [27] Bolsonaro's paternal grandfather's family comes from Veneto, more precisely Anguillara Veneta, in the province of Padua. Brazil’s defense industry has around 220 companies and exports to around 85 countries. Although he does not have plans of leaving the Mercosur, he criticized that it gave priority to ideological issues instead of economic ones. [33] Despite being reprimanded by his superiors, Bolsonaro received praise from fellow officers and wives of military men, becoming a household name for hardliners and right-wingers who were growing disenchanted with Brazil's new civilian democratic government.[34]. Getulio Vargas, who had been president of Brazil since 1930, was deposed in a bloodless coup in October 1945 by the military which had previously supported him. [99] Bolsonaro initially said his cabinet would be composed of 15 members; this figure later rose to 22 when he announced his final minister, Ricardo Salles, in December. He repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the Paris Agreement during his campaign. Brazil’s recalcitrant president risks isolation after Trump defeat. Federal Deputy (1991–2019) [173] Bolsonaro's son Eduardo has indicated that Brazil should distance itself from Iran, sever ties with Nicolás Maduro's government in Venezuela and relocate Brazil's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. [78] Others, such as Marxist historian Perry Anderson, dismissed the "fascist" and "populist" labels altogether. His party was accused of diverting public campaign funds to candidates who did not run for office. Brazil Military Strength (2020) For 2020, Brazil is ranked 10 of 138 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. [191][192], Brazil has the world's largest tropical rainforest in the Amazon basin. "[236], In a video interview for Vice with Elliot Page, an openly lesbian actress at the time, Page asked Bolsonaro if he thinks he should have been beaten as a child, in response to his public statements that gay children should be beaten. Even before the earthquake, Brazil had a "special relationship" with Haiti, as Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports. Left-wing deputy Jean Wyllys spat at him after his statement during the same session. The 1964 Brazilian coup d'état (Portuguese: Golpe de estado no Brasil em 1964 or, more colloquially, golpe de 64) was a series of events in Brazil from March 31 to April 1 that led to the overthrow of President João Goulart by members of the Brazilian Armed Forces, supported by the United States government. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivian President Luis Arce has appointed General Jaime Zabala as commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces and has also replaced the military commanders appointed by his predecessor, Jeanine Áñez. Posted on August 24, 2019, at 12:02 p.m. Support our journalism. [50] He also promised more austerity measures and cuts in government spending, but had difficulty naming the areas where he would make cuts. [27], Bolsonaro spent most of his childhood moving around São Paulo with his family, living in Ribeira, Jundiaí, and Sete Barras, before settling in Eldorado, in the state's southern region, in 1966, where he grew up with his five brothers. During Bolsonaro's campaign, some observers saw similarities between the Brazilian president-elect and the U.S. president's ideals, hardline attacks and a reputation for incendiary rhetoric, as well as social media presence. 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He later tweeted "I regret that the President Macron seeks to exploit an internal issue in Brazil and other Amazonian countries for personal political gains. [42][43], On 22 July 2018, the PSL nominated Bolsonaro for president in the 2018 election. According to an investigation by Folha de S.Paulo, one of Brazil's best-selling newspapers, "Bolsonaro has been getting an illegal helping hand from a group of Brazilian entrepreneurs who are bankrolling a campaign to bombard WhatsApp users with fake news about Haddad. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro reacts while meets supporters as he leaves Alvorada Palace, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Brasilia, Brazil March 30, 2020. [150] In December 2008, Bolsonaro said that "the error of the dictatorship was that it tortured, but did not kill". [38], In his 27 years of service in the Brazilian National Congress, he put forward one constitutional amendment and at least 171 bills, two of which became law. From 1991 to 2018 he served in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is a work for everyone". Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been called the Trump of the Tropics. [70][71][72] He took office on 1 January 2019. No country in the world has the moral right to talk about Amazon. Bolsonaro provoked considerable controversy for public remarks made in July 2008, where he proposed to provide poor people with birth control methods, who he suggested might be too uneducated to understand family planning education. (military) Adalberto Pereira dos Santos (military) President of Petrobras: Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul: 30 João Figueiredo (1918–1999) 1978: 15 March 1979 14 March 1985 Democratic Social Party (PDS) (military) Aureliano Chaves : Head of the National Intelligence Service: Rio … The Brazilian government had already removed the need for visas for people from the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia. Bolsonaro said: I wish Brazil had a family planning program. 1964 Brazilian Coup D'état The coup of 1 April 1964, is still fresh in the mind of Brazilians. [47] In August Bolsonaro announced that Antônio Hamilton Mourão, a retired army general, would be his running mate. [151], Bolsonaro has also repeatedly made admiring comments about a number of other Latin American dictatorships. [100], Bolsonaro's cabinet is composed of 16 ministers, two cabinet-level positions, and four presidency secretaries including Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni. For six-year-old children, it cannot be. [135], In a 2017 interview with journalist Claudio Dantas Sequeira from O Antagonista, Bolsonaro said that his views are directly aligned with the centrist to right-wing United States citizens' views on gun ownership, abortion, gender politics, and trade, despite the "left-leaning media frenzy" against him. 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