In an extensive report by Jack Nicas, who now concentrates coverage of Brazil, the New York Times published as a digital subhead, this Thursday, “The Bolsonaro-Trump connection that threatens Brazilian elections”.
Below, “With poll numbers falling, President Jair Bolsonaro is already questioning the legitimacy of next year’s election. He has help from the United States.”
The text lists the messages of support and meetings of former President Donald Trump and his advisor Steve Bannon, as well as Republican lawmakers such as Mark Green, with representatives and family members of the Brazilian government.
“Trump’s circle has drawn closer to other far-right leaders,” writes Nicas, “but the ties are stronger and what is at stake is perhaps greater in Brazil.” Not only politically, but by bringing companies closer together.
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