An Insecure Bolsonaro Prepares for His Own January 6

By Brian Winter

Besieged by COVID-19 and a suddenly threatening Congress, Brazil’s president tries to protect himself.

This article has been updated. On the eve of the January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol, Eduardo Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president’s son, was in Washington, meeting with Ivanka Trump and other leaders of their global conservative movement. When the rioters fell short of their intended goal, and Joe Biden was successfully sworn in, Bolsonaro, who is also the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Brazil’s House of Deputies, reacted with dismay — at the rioters’ apparent incompetence. “If they had been organized, they would have taken the Capitol and made demands that would...

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