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Brazil: Bolsonaro Threatens Democratic Rule

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, at a rally on September 07, 2021 in São Paulo, Brazil. © Amauri Nehn/NurPhoto via AP President Jair Bolsonaro is threatening democratic rule in Brazil, Human Rights Watch said today on International Day of Democracy. He is pursuing campaigns to intimidate the Supreme Court, signaling that he may attempt to cancel the 2022 election or otherwise deny Brazilians the right to elect their leaders, and violating critics’ freedom of expression. On September 7, 2021, during speeches at rallies in Brasilia and São Paulo, President…

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