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The Curious Case of Alfredo Olmedo, the “Argentine Bolsonaro”

January 14, 2019

For years, Congressman Alfredo Olmedo has relied on a signature bright yellow jacket and controversial views to stand out from his fellow politicians.

Now as a candidate for president in Argentina’s October elections, Olmedo’s anti-establishment flair has earned him comparisons with another Latin American firebrand: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro.

While analysts are skeptical that Olmedo can replicate the Brazilian president’s rise to the presidency, the similarities between the two are clear. In December, for example, Olmedo cast the sole vote in Congress against a bill...

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