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He's the Rush Limbaugh of Brazil. He has Bolsonaro's ear. And he lives in rural Virginia.

July 14, 2019

Thousands crowded onto the busiest streets of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, clad in the green and gold of the Brazilian flag, many chanting a slogan at the core of the nation's sudden shift to the right.

"Olavo is right!" they yelled, in Portuguese. "Olavo is right!"

More than 4,600 miles away, in a single-story house at the end of a country road in Dinwiddie County, Va., an elfin man with gray hair reviewed footage of the rallies this spring, took a puff on his pipe and smiled...

Brian Winter, vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas, has written about Carvalho’s influence in Brazil.

"What he has been selling has been deeply influenced by the fact that he lives in rural Virginia," he said. "If you’ve listened to Rush Limbaugh over the last 20 years, you're deeply familiar with what Olavo is selling."...

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