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The Boys from Brazil: Rise of the Bolsonaros | Preview (BBC Two)

Since his landslide victory in 2018, Bolsonaro has rarely been out of the headlines, with his controversial views on gender, indigenous rights and the Amazon while his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been condemned by his opponents. 

Yet, despite the increasingly vocal demands for his impeachment, Bolsonaro continues to have millions of supporters, drawn to his straight-talking style of leadership and vision of a new Brazil, based on securing national sovereignty and reaching full economic potential.

Told through intimate interviews with some of those closest to him, as well as his opponents, this is the story of a remarkable rise from obscurity, of a brilliant yet ruthless journey to the ultimate seat of South American power, full of high-stakes drama, guns and God.

With forensic storytelling and characters worthy of Shakespeare, this is a series about power, politics and family - a story which is still unfolding and in which the consequences will be felt not just in Brazil but around the world.

The Boys from Brazil: Rise of the Bolsonaros begins Monday 5th September on BBC Two.


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