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Brazil – The Might and the Right: How Far Will Brazil’s Military Back Bolsonaro? (Crisis Group)

Jair Bolsonaro is in a tight spot. Bedevilled by a pandemic whose seriousness he does not recognise and confronted with political rivals who are gathering strength, the Brazilian president nonetheless seems to have one ally he can count on. Bolsonaro, himself a former army captain, has filled his right-wing government with military personnel, handed the armed forces additional powers and done his utmost to rehabilitate the military dictatorship that ran the country for two decades until 1985.

The Might and the Right: How Far Will Brazil’s Military Back Bolsonaro? | Crisis Group