How Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Continued Assault on Democracy
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FEATURING IVO HERZOG – Brazil’s right wing President Jair Bolsonaro has been in power for less than a year but has already left an indelible mark on Latin America’s largest nation. Reacting to critical investigative journalism of his government’s corruption by The Intercept, Bolsonaro has threatened to imprison the American writer Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald is based in Brazil.
Bolsonaro is also facing increasing protests from indigenous groups who are fighting his assault on their communities and lands. But his support remains strong in other sectors. The New York Times reported recently that much of Bolsonaro’s support lies in the spread of online propaganda, primarily through YouTube.
Ivo Herzog, human rights activist based in Sao Paulo, President of the Board of the Vladimir Herzog Institute named after his father, who was a Brazilian journalist tortured and assassinated by the dictatorship.