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One Year of Ruinous Anti-Rights Policies in Brazil

Expand President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at Ministry of Defence, January, 2020. © 2020 Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil A year ago, the outlook for human rights in Brazil was bleak. Jair Bolsonaro, a pro-torture and openly intolerant, misogynistic and homophobic, member of Congress, won a clear victory in the October elections. And as soon as he was sworn in, he took steps to deliver on his anti-rights agenda. He sought to secure the authority to supervise nongovernmental organizations and to restrict their participation in public policy. He harassed independent media, tried to restrict access…

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