Jair Bolsonaro, born on March 21, 1955, took office as president of Brazil on January 1, 2019. He is known for his often controversial and polarizing views.
Jair Bolsonaro succeeded Michel Temer as president of Brazil after winning a runoff election in October, 2018. He is an outspoken politician who has often faced criticism for comments considered by many to be misogynistic, racist or homophobic. He also advocates strong pro-market policies. Here you can find a compilation of DW content on Jair Bolsonaro.
A rights group wants the International Criminal Court to investigate President Bolsonaro for genocide against indigenous groups. The group has accused him of a role in the deaths of indigenous leaders and Amazon fires.