World 13-12-2018

Survey: 74% of Latin Americans disapprove of Bolsonaro

74% of respondents in 14 Latin American countries disapprove of the elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, according to a survey published in December.

The French survey institute Ipsos interviewed 362 journalists and analysts from various media, including newspapers, television and radio stations and web portals.

The investigation was carried out from October 2 to 29 and revealed that, in Brazil, only 45% of respondents approve Bolsonaro, while in Colombia 100% of those interviewed disapprove of the Brazilian president.

The survey also inquired about the popularity of the outgoing president of Brazil, Michel Temer, and the president-elect of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) , and the results indicate that 73% of all respondents viewed Temer badly, while among the Brazilians who participated in the survey, the figure is 76%.

In the case of López Obrador, the survey shows that 60% of those interviewed accept the newly elected Mexican president.

Nicknamed "the Brazilian Donald Trump (in reference to the American president)", Bolsonaro has been characterized by his misogynistic and racist speech, in addition to being a staunch defender of the last military dictatorship in Brazil (1964-1985).

Among his most controversial statements, the current deputy has said that people of African descent "are useless" and has made it clear that, if elected, he will relax firearms control laws, as in the US, so that Any Brazilian can buy one.

The incoming Brazilian leader, who will take office on January 1, won a presidential election in the second round, which was ranked as the most polarized in recent years, with 55% of the votes compared to 45% for the party's candidate. the Workers (PT), Fernando Haddad.

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