South American Politics

Brazil's new first lady Michelle Bolsonaro points at her husband, Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro, after she gave her speech in sign language, during her husband's inauguration, at the Planalto Presidential palace.

Brazil enters new era with far-right president: Former paratrooper Bolsonaro takes office.

Jair Bolsonaro may not be perfect but at least he has acquired the reputation as being a very honest politician who appears seriously concerned about the current state of widespread corruption and violence in the country.

It is not the jaw-dropping murder rate or endemic corruption which marks every aspect of public life and office in the South America nation, for they are but symptoms of the greater affliction: decade upon decade of left-wing government. Reformer Jair Bolsonaro aims to change that.