Bolsonaro is the Trump of South America

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The right-wing incumbent, who had remained out of view for 45 hours after the race was called Sunday night for Lula, spoke for less than two minutes Tuesday afternoon at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, thanking his voters and describing the blockading of highways throughout Brazil as rightful expression of “indignation and a sense of injustice.”
“The right has truly emerged in our country,” Bolsonaro said. “Our robust representation in Congress shows the strength of our values: God, country, family and freedom.”

He left it to his chief of staff, Ciro Nogueira, to say he had authorized a transition to Lula.
It amounted to a tacit acknowledgment of the loss while at the same time taking a page from his ally, former U.S. president Donald Trump, by suggesting, without evidence, that the vote was somehow tainted — a posture aimed at undermining Lula’s legitimacy and authority.
After months in which Bolsonaro and his supporters sowed unfounded doubts about the integrity of Brazil’s electoral system, his comments appeared to spur his supporters on. Since Sunday night, they have blocked highways with trucks and burning tires, causing shortages of gas and medicine in some Brazilian cities. As of Tuesday night, hundreds of Bolsonaro supporters were rallying, chanting and praying in front of the army’s headquarters in Brasilia.

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literally Hitler?