Far-right Presidential Bid Gets Less Play From Brazil Media

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Far-right Presidential Bid Gets Less Play From Brazil Media

BRASILIA – For years, Brazil’s presidential frontrunner, the right-wing lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, has made headlines for the wrong reasons.

He grabbed national attention in 2014 when he told a congresswoman on the floor of the lower house: “I won’t rape you because you do not deserve it.”

Since then, offensive comments against homosexuals, blacks and indigenous people have generated controversy and attracted a fierce social media following fed up with what they call “political correctness” from his critics.

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