Have Brazilians Given Up on Bolsonaro?

By Brian Winter

The sinking approval ratings for Brazil’s president could be permanent, writes AQ’s editor-in-chief.

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on the morning of August 29, 2005, George W. Bush’s presidency was already in trouble. But the images of a proud American city flooded under nine meters of water, as people shouted in vain for help from their rooftops, shocked the nation. More than 1,000 died. The Bush administration’s agonizingly slow, ineffective response was encapsulated by an iconic photo of the president flying above the wreckage in Air Force One, staring impotently out the window.  Soon after, Bush’s approval ratings fell under 40% for the first time - and they...

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