Commentary: Brazil’s Bolsonaro disconnect

With just days left before the final vote in Brazil’s toxic presidential election, it is clear that, barring a seismic change in fortunes, Jair Bolsonaro will become Brazil’s next head of state. The authoritarian former army captain, who last week said he wants to return Brazil to the way it was 40 or 50 years ago, has a commanding double-digit lead over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad ahead of Sunday’s run-off ballot.

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