Bolsonaro's Brazil: Murder, God and Carnaval Why this far-right candidate won Brazil's 2 days ago   30:25

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"People want to break the system - and the great symbol to break the system was Bolsonaro" – Rodrigo Amorim, MP and friend of new President Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro vaulted to power on a pledge to smash corruption and endemic violent crime that sees around 60,000 in Brazil murdered each year. Bolsonaro lets police shoot to kill, his army of supporters love him for it. It seems not to matter that the former soldier praises past military dictatorships, or that he trash-talks women, or that he is a homophobe.

But there was one killing that’s become a rallying point for those who oppose the new president. Black, gay, favela-raised politician Marielle Franco was a fierce critic of a policing system that kills a reported 5000 people a year.

A year ago she and her driver were gunned down by unknown assailants. Just this month, two ex-military police were arrested in connection with the killings.

In death, Marielle Franco looms as large as she did in life. As preparations get under way for the spectacular annual Carnaval, huge flags are unfurled bearing her image. She has become a heroine and galvanising figure for opponents of the new order.

In Rio, reporter Sally Sara moves from wealthy gated communities to crime-infested favelas to explore why yet another democracy has turned to a hard-right absolutist leader.

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Sam tizon
Bolsonaro is the evil in Brazil.. Homophobic and judgemental.. Piece of shit..
Mestre Supremo
Fake news lol
cosme de jesus o da silva
The Brazilian police kill more than 5,000 homeless and criminals and narcotics traffickers in clashes with the police and the police do not kill innocent people, and Brazil does not work and only live in carnival ..... And Brazil not only the carnival and the stories of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has 27 federative states with a vast quantity and quality
from multiculture to the uninformed.
Ironic Shit
Brazil is a great country to appreciate but on other hand there are places that cause me panic. Many beheadings, people getting stabbed. Crazy shit..
Atty's Thoughts
this cant be more stereotypical
Heracles Isidoro
Blacks in slums without respectable jobs, who would have guessed?
Stories are made of characters. The majority of Brazil is a bunch of provincial, uninteresting farmers, with a generic "culture". Of course they will always show Rio, because it's by far the most interesting, charismatic and complex city in Brazil. Just stop whining and go plant corn, or whatever you guys do. No one cares
name surname
This has got to be one of the most divided countries in the world. Like 60% of the Brazilians hate their own country and think that the US or Canada is a paradise, while those countries also have their problems.
Nobody takes the fact the crime rate raised under the previous left-wing governments. LOL
Anders Larsen
Nothing has changed in Rio since I lived there. more than 10 years ago. And yes Brazil is a lot bigger that just Rio. So many nice places.
O pensador fit
they are showing this to get views the same way I watched documentaries on the crazy places in America. Those videos are interesting along with the issues the places have. She mentions at the start it is the epicenter of the issue and with more than 63,000 people being murdered there is a story to tell.
Jonatas Carlos
This video summarizes Brazil in the favelas and in the carnival. Rio does not represent 10% of Brazil. Bolsonaro represents what most Brazilians think, but the left does not conform to that.
HS Twins
Brazil is not only Carnaval, because many Brazilians dont like Carnaval. There are other places that have local cultures. Show the São João or popular festivals that are celebrated in the month of June in the states of northeastern Brazil. The culinary delights of these places are very special.
HS Twins
Rio de Janeiro is not only the only state of Brazil. There are other places in Brazil that are much more important. Roraima, Acre, Sergipe, Maranhão, Mato Grosso and Tocantins are some of the states of Brazil that you can show people. That's a bad one. They show only Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo as if only these two were the whole country.
Anthony Wiley
This is the children's of Ireal in Brazil. Mistreated just like every where else.
Fred Montier
Quer merda esses doc... tudo canhota gringa que nem na própria terra são respeitados e vem avacalhar a terra dos outros. Pq a canhota daqui adora adora bancar os prejudicados pelos ricos. PUTA QUE PARIL ! Que saco isso.
"People can't have big rifles...they will kill someone...". Merica baby
Rudy Nathan
Brazil is a fckn joke. Still a genocidal slave state based on extrscting the earth and built on the backs of black slaves.
Rudy Nathan
Black people in Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, USA, Europe and the rest of the world; we have to unite.
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Why this far-right candidate won Brazil's Bolsonaro's Brazil: Murder, God and Carnaval 2 days ago   07:55

Jair Bolsonaro, a congressman who has praised Brazil’s past military dictatorship, has become the country's president.

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This video's title has been updated to reflect the results of the election.

Brazil just held potentially the most important election in its history on October 28th, 2018. Two candidates faced off; Fernando Haddad represented the Workers’ Party, which has been in power for much of the past two decades. His opponent was far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, who won the election in part by positioning himself as a political outsider with no part in Brazil's sweeping corruption.

With soaring crime and rampant corruption in government, Brazilian voters showed they are eager for change — a desire Bolsonaro effectively capitalized on. But with his deeply offensive rhetoric toward minorities, many Brazilians are worried about their safety and the future of their country's democracy. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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