From racist runts to Trump twittery, it’s the year of living dangerously

07 January 2019 - 08:00
In Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's first few hours in office he targeted Brazil’s indigenous groups, descendants of African slaves, and the LGBT community.
In Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's first few hours in office he targeted Brazil’s indigenous groups, descendants of African slaves, and the LGBT community.
Image: REUTERS/Adriano Machado

The year 2019 began pretty much as it will end. It started with the installation of a far-right, racist, homophobic populist leader in Brazil and the rantings of an unstable president in the US.

And it will most probably end with the world on a more uncertain footing than it is now.

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