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Brazil Far-Right Politician Enters Presidential Race

A controversial far-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro, has formally announced his candidacy in Brazil’s presidential election in October. The former army officer is currently in second place in the polls behind ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. But Lula is in jail for corruption and is unlikely to be able to run.
Bolsonaro has angered many in Brazil with racist and homophobic comments. However, Bolsonaro is followed by millions of Brazilians on social media, and many refer to him as the “Brazilian Trump”

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