Bolsonaro wants to end democracy in Brazil. Here’s one way he could do it | David Miranda

Brazils far right knows it needs protests and chaos to justify a restoration of dictatorship-era measures The challenges to democracy and civic order in Brazil, the worlds fifth most populous country, have increased significantly in the past couple of weeks. As dangers to Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president, and his movement grow, so, too, do the threats emanating from them. Tensions reached a boiling point last week when the former president Luiz Igncio Lula da Silva those taking place in Chile, members of Bolsonaros party formally requested that he be preventatively imprisoned on the grounds that he was attempting to incite violence against the government. But even before Lulas release, the ways in which Brazilian democracy are imperiled were becoming …

Jair Bolsonaro pictured with second accused in Marielle Franco murder case

Photos of Brazils president with a suspect in the killing of a Rio councillor have emerged seven months after a similar incident Brazilian opposition figures and human rights observers are seething after a photo emerged of the countrys far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, grinning and giving the thumbs up alongside a man arrested in connection with the lsecond time the president has been photographed alongside a suspect in Brazils most high-profile political murder in a decade. In March, a photo of Bolsonaro with lcio Vieira de Queiroz, a former policeman accused of driving the car used in Francos killing, circulated on social media. Queirozs arrest appeared to support suspicion that Franco had been targeted by the s of Rio and are …

Trump Jr, Bolsonaro Jr beware the Adult Idiot Sons of unhinged presidents | Arwa Madhawi

The worlds worst leaders have a dangerous heir who will risk peace to get Dads attention, says Guardian columnist Arwa Madhawi There is an emerging political phenomenon that poses a unique threat to international stability and our collective sanity. It is the growing influence of what is sometimes known, in political jargon, as the Idiot Adult Son. From Donald Trump to Benjamin Netanyahu, Jair Bolsonaro to Rodrigo Duterte, the worlds most awful leaders all seem to have knuckleheaded offspring who are doing their best to be just like Dad, and doing a lot of damage in the process. The Idiot Adult Son, by the way, should not confused with the awkward Russian meetings, is an Idiot Adult Son. (Ivanka is …