Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Brazil might be the biggest country most of the world doesn't know a whole heckuva a lot about. Of this figure, 40 million were added to the middle class between and , under the government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The mass June demonstrations over chronic economic disparity and dissatisfaction with the federal government united poor and middle classes alike, exposing a troubling social reality. Still, if there's one thing Brazil is known for worldwide it's a gregarious and energetic population.
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A keen interest in politics emerged in parallel with her responsibility to look after Oscar, our cat in Rio de Janeiro. How could he? After nearly 30 years in politics, Jair Bolsonaro only ever managed to get two laws approved. The only reason anyone knew his name here in Brazil was that throughout his political career, he gained constant attention with outlandishly homophobic, misogynist and racist comments. The day of the first vote was a sunny Sunday in Rio.
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YouTube had recently installed a powerful new artificial intelligence system that learned from user behavior and paired videos with recommendations for others. One day, it directed him to an amateur guitar teacher named Nando Moura, who had gained a wide following by posting videos about heavy metal, video games and, most of all, politics. In colorful and paranoid far-right rants , Mr. Moura accused feminists, teachers and mainstream politicians of waging vast conspiracies.
Over the weekend, social media exploded over a video of comments made in July by Eduardo Bolsonaro saying the top court could be forcibly disbanded by the Army if it stripped his father of an electoral victory. Brazil emerged in from a repressive year military dictatorship. Following the firestorm, Bolsonaro, a federal lawmaker, expressed his respect for the separation of powers and disowned the comments by his son, a year-old member of Congress. It was his responsibility.