• Ele Nao protest in Brazil

    The future of women in Brazil

    The Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro is well known for his controversial phrases regarding women and other minorities. In an interview to RedeTV in 2016, Bolsonaro said that he believed women should be paid less because they get pregnant. News portal G1 has reported on how he...
  • LGBT+ resistance under Bolsonaro

    “I won’t fight it or discriminate against it, but if I see two men kissing on the street, I’ll hit them”, this was the response that Bolsonaro had during an interview with Folha de São Paulo in 2002. The newly elected President has held anti-LGBTQ+ stances...
  • No one is immune

    Lisbon, Portugal-  The international press followed the Brazilian elections closely when it became clear that Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate, had a good chance at winning. In one of the most significant countries for the Brazilian diaspora, due to the historic and cultural relations dating from...
  • A threatening present, an uncertain future

    Last month, Brazil elected its first right-wing president since the end of the military regime in 1985. Jair Bolsonaro was elected despite a history of controversial statements against minorities that gave him the name of “Trump of the Tropics”. His history of threats and discriminatory statements...

This 4 part series will look at the impact of Bolsonaro’s election in Brazil on minority groups and human rights. Bolsonaro is the first right-wing president elected in the country since the end of the regime in ’85, he has been named the “Trump of the Tropics” for his controversial speech and racist comments.

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