75 Facts About Jair Bolsonaro

1. At the World Economic Forum last month, Jair Bolsonaro said the country was open for business and they would privatize everything.

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2. Jair Bolsonaro changed his party affiliation numerous times, ultimately campaigning for president as a member of the Social Liberal Party.

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3. Jair Bolsonaro served seven terms as a congressman in the Chamber of Deputies.

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4. Jair Bolsonaro was forced to fire her after the Supreme Federal Court ruled that nepotism is illegal in the public administration.

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5. Jair Bolsonaro is reported to have attended a Baptist church for 10 years.

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6. Jair Bolsonaro has come out strongly against lands reserved for indigenous tribes.

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7. Jair Bolsonaro said he's open to the possibility of hosting a US military base in Brazil to counter Russian influence in the region.

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8. Jair Bolsonaro said that the country should stop "praising dictators" and attacking democracies, such as the United States, Israel and Italy.

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9. Jair Bolsonaro praised Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori as a role model for his use of military intervention via self-coup against the judiciary and legislature.

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10. Jair Bolsonaro has, during his long political career, expressed views regarded as being far-right.

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11. Jair Bolsonaro reiterated that he intends to reverse some disarmament laws, improve public security, and improve trade ties with the United States, which he said were broken during Lula da Silva's and Dilma Rousseff's administrations.

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12. Jair Bolsonaro has made statements in defense of the Brazilian military regime.

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13. Jair Bolsonaro said that "We will continue doing everything possible to re-establish order, democracy and freedom there".

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14. Jair Bolsonaro has stripped the indigenous affairs agency FUNAI of the responsibility to identify and demarcate indigenous lands.

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15. Jair Bolsonaro began his cabinet formation before winning the presidency, having chosen economist Paulo Guedes as his Economy minister and astronaut Marcos Pontes as his Science and Technology minister.

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16. Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as President of the Republic on 1 January 2019, succeeding Michel Temer.

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17. Jair Bolsonaro served seven consecutive terms, from 1991 to 2018.

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18. Jair Bolsonaro served in the military for fifteen years, reaching the rank of Captain.

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19. Jair Bolsonaro spent most of his childhood moving around Sao Paulo with his family, living in the cities of Ribeira, Jundiai, and Sete Barras, before settling in the town of Eldorado, in the south region of the state, in 1966, where he would grow up together with his 5 brothers.

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20. Jair Bolsonaro was born on 21 March 1955 in the town of Glicerio, in Sao Paulo, in the southeast region of Brazil, to Percy Geraldo Bolsonaro and Olinda Bonturi.

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21. Jair Bolsonaro was elected in 1990 to the lower chamber of Congress and was re-elected six times.

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22. Jair Bolsonaro graduated from the Agulhas Negras Military Academy in 1977 and served in the Brazilian Army's field artillery and parachutist groups.

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23. Jair Bolsonaro was born in the small town of Glicerio, in the northwest area of the state of Sao Paulo.

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24. Jair Bolsonaro currently is a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party.

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25. Jair Bolsonaro served in the country's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, between 1991 and 2018.

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26. Jair Bolsonaro generates concern among many who fear his populist and intolerant traits.

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27. Jair Bolsonaro has openly cheered dictatorship and publicly insulted women.

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28. From the hospital, Jair Bolsonaro told Mourao to "moderate our tone.

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29. Jair Bolsonaro has declared he will move the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

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30. Jair Bolsonaro has had two careers, both in the public sector.

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31. Jair Bolsonaro has denied that he is racist, and earlier this month rejected support from David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

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32. Jair Bolsonaro has made many derogatory comments about Brazil's black population.

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33. Jair Bolsonaro has been nicknamed the "Trump of the Tropics" for his blatant disregard for the environment and his incendiary remarks about black people and women.

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34. Jair Bolsonaro is the head of the Social Liberal Party, an anti-establishment but deeply conservative party.

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35. On Sunday, Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil.

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36. Jair Bolsonaro is widely considered the candidate of the neo-fascist right.

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37. Jair Bolsonaro has almost done it in the first round of voting.

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38. Jair Bolsonaro says Brazilians 'still don't know what dictatorship is'.

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39. Jair Bolsonaro is a creature birthed and reared by the worst elements of Brazil's dictatorship, which governed from 1964 to 1985.

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40. Jair Bolsonaro will continue with the course set by his illegitimate predecessor Michel Temer—the most unpopular leader in the history of polling.

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41. Jair Bolsonaro has expressed interest in moving the Brazilian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and he's a firm believer that China has been unfair to Brazil's economy.

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42. Jair Bolsonaro earned the moniker "Trump of the Tropics" due to a populist style and off-color rhetoric that very much resemble that of the US commander-in-chief.

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43. Jair Bolsonaro went on: "After all, we have an area larger than the whole of the Southeast [one of Brazil's five regions], which has been marked out as indigenous land.

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44. Jair Bolsonaro had never discussed his plans with Brazil's partners in the More Doctors Program.

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45. Jair Bolsonaro weighs options to reform complex Brazil tax system: source.

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46. While working in Congress, Jair Bolsonaro hired his wife, Michelle, as a secretary and over the next two years she received unusual promotions and her salary more than tripled.

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47. Jair Bolsonaro is married to his third wife and has five children.

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48. In response, Jair Bolsonaro said to Page, "You are very nice.

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49. In a June 2011 interview with Playboy, Jair Bolsonaro said that "I would be incapable of loving a gay son", and added that he would prefer any gay son of his "to die in an accident".

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50. In the aftermath of these remarks, Jair Bolsonaro was tried and convicted in a Federal court in September 2015 on counts of hedonic damages against Rosario.

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51. Jair Bolsonaro provoked controversy for a series of remarks made to and about Federal Deputy and former Human Rights Minister Maria do Rosario.

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52. Jair Bolsonaro has denied saying that women should receive less than men; he claims it was statistical data by IBGE.

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53. In an interview with Zero Hora in 2015, Jair Bolsonaro argued that men and women should not receive the same salaries, because women get pregnant; adding that he believes federal law mandating paid maternity leave harms work productivity.

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54. Jair Bolsonaro is a member of the Catholic Church, while his wife and a son of his are Evangelical Christian.

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55. Jair Bolsonaro has chafed at foreign pressure to safeguard [the Amazon rainforest], and he served notice to international nonprofit groups such as the World Wildlife Fund that he will not tolerate their agendas in Brazil.

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56. Jair Bolsonaro praised Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill, saying that he had learned from Churchill: "Patriotism, love for your fatherland, respect for your flag—something that has been lost over the last few years here in Brazil.

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57. Jair Bolsonaro is widely considered to be the most pro-American candidate in Brazil since the 1980s.

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58. Jair Bolsonaro said that the State of Palestine "is not a country, so there should be no embassy here", adding that "You don't negotiate with terrorists.

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59. Jair Bolsonaro said that his first international trip as president will be to Israel.

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60. Jair Bolsonaro has shown distrust towards China throughout the presidential campaign claiming they "[want to] buy Brazil".

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61. In a 1998 interview with Veja magazine, Jair Bolsonaro praised the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, and said the Pinochet regime, which killed over 3,000 Chilean citizens, "should have killed more people".

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62. Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly made admiring comments about a number of other Latin American dictatorships.

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63. In December 2008, Jair Bolsonaro said that "the error of the dictatorship was that it tortured, but did not kill".

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64. Jair Bolsonaro has publicly referred to the military dictatorship as a "glorious" period in Brazil's history, and that under the military dictatorship, Brazil enjoyed "20 years of order and progress".

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65. Throughout his political career, Jair Bolsonaro has made a number of admiring comments about the US-supported Brazilian military dictatorship which ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.

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66. Jair Bolsonaro is known for his strong opposition to left-wing policies.

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67. Jair Bolsonaro was scheduled to be sworn in as President of the Republic on 1 January 2019, succeeding Michel Temer.

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68. The day after the attack, Jair Bolsonaro was transferred to the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital, in Sao Paulo, after a request from his family.

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69. Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed in the stomach on 6 September 2018 while campaigning and interacting with supporters in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais.

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70. On 22 July 2018, Jair Bolsonaro was officially nominated by the Social Liberal Party as its presidential candidate for the 2018 election.

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71. Jair Bolsonaro served in the military for seventeen years, reaching the rank of Captain.

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72. In his final years in high school, Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to the Escola Preparatoria de Cadetes do Exercito and then was sent to the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras (Brazil's main military academy), graduating in 1977.

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73. Jair Bolsonaro spent most of his childhood moving around Sao Paulo with his family, living in the cities of Ribeira, Jundiai, and Sete Barras, before settling in the town of Eldorado, in the south region of the state, in 1966, where he would grown up together with his 5 brothers.

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74. Jair Bolsonaro announced his pre-candidacy for president in March 2016 as a member of the Social Christian Party.

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75. Jair Bolsonaro joined the reserve in 1988 with the rank of captain and ran for the Rio de Janeiro City Council that year, being elected as a member of the Christian Democratic Party.

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