The first few months of the Bolsonaro administration will be interesting for historians of the future, but they are a nightmare for those who are narrating and trying to figure out the events as they unfold. And especially for those who suffer and will suffer from the direct consequences of the actions of the government of a president who still seems to be campaigning – or who simply has no idea how to govern.
Like Don Quixote, Bolsonaro is in a constant fight against windmills, seeking imaginary enemies as a way to justify his actions and to please his supporters’ base – that’s shrinking more and more.
Since the Dilma Rousseff administration (2011-2016), but especially during her second term (2015-2016) that resulted in impeachment, Brazil has faced an acute economic crisis that led to the cutting of billions of Brazilian reals from different ministries and state investments.
With the transitional government of Michel Temer, Rousseff’s former vice president, the situation has worsened, and with the Bolsonaro government the situation is even more complicated – if not alarming.
Full article at The Wry Ronin’s website. Date of publication: 23/06/2019.