Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks to the media as he leaves Vila Nova Star Hospital, where he was treated in July.

The Bolsonaro playbook: how to dismantle a democracy in slow motion

For almost three years, Brazil’s president has chipped away at the social contract that has held the country together for 36 years as a democratic state. Following the cue of other far-right movements, this is how he wrote his very own authoritarian rules of the game


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