Friday, October 21, 2022

Bolsonaro Pedophilia Crisis Engulfs Re-election Bid And Allies


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Five days into the worst crisis to hit Bolsonaro’s re-election campaign, what emerged on social networks at the weekend is now a full blown media scandal and imminent, serious, criminal investigation. On Monday Bolsonaro called it “worst 24 hours of his life”. Signs are that it will last a lot longer than that.

It’s the story that won’t go away. Brazilian election coverage is now dominated by the pedophilia scandal engulfing the Bolsonaro campaign. What began as an internet furore is now established as a mainstream election narrative, with a succession of articles in the country’s biggest newspapers.

On Saturday 15th October, 15 days before his runoff against Lula da Silva for the Brazilian Presidency, candidate for re-election Jair Bolsonaro was guest on the “Paparazzo Rubro-Negro” podcast.

During the interview he described his experience in April 2021, of a visit to the São Sebastião favela, on the outskirts of capital Brasília, where he encountered Venezuelan prostitutes as young as 14 years old, whilst riding around on a motorbike.

“I stopped the bike in a corner, took off my helmet, and looked at some little girls, three, four, beautiful 14 or 15 years old. dressed up in a community on a Saturday… I pintou um clima. ‘Can I come into your house?’ I went in. There were about 15 or 20 girls, getting ready. All Venezuelans,” Bolsonaro explained.  (more...)

Bolsonaro Pedophilia Crisis Engulfs Re-election Bid And Allies

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