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How will Bolsonaro's presidency change Brazil?

Brazil's president has now been in office for almost a week, after being sworn in on New Year's Day. Jair Bolsonaro has already jolted the country further to the right. The labour ministry has been eradicated, indigenous rights have been undermined and the LGBT community no longer enjoys the explicit protection of the human rights ministry. The speedy measures which please his populist base were undertaken through executive orders, at virtually no political cost.

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For more about Brazil under Bolsonaro, we spoke to Marcia Camargos, a Paris-based historian and journalist and a former member of Brazil's Workers' Party.

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