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Brazil swears in far-right President Jair Bolsonaro

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Brazil has sworn in ex-army captain Jair Bolsonaro as its president, amid tight security. The far-right politician, an admirer of Brazil’s former military dictatorship, pledged to rid the country of “ideological ties.” Bolsonaro was sworn in as president on Tuesday, promising to overhaul the country’s economy and bring about sweeping social change. An admirer of US President Donald Trump, Bolsonaro rose to power on a pro-gun, anti-corruption agenda. Speaking in…