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How Bolsonaro’s Rivalry with his Vice President Is Shaping Brazilian Politics

April 17, 2019

After a little over one hundred days in power, President Jair Bolsonaro’s government is at war with itself, and the president is increasingly unable to control the factions close to him jockeying for influence. Amid the chaos – and with a disorganized opposition -- an unexpected figure is working to keep the president in check: Hamilton Mourão, Bolsonaro’s own vice president.

Mourão has emerged as the leader of the generals in Bolsonaro’s administration, a role that’s put him at odds with Olavo de Carvalho...

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