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>> Jair Bolsonaro, the incoming hard-right president of Brazil, has a track record of hate speech against gays, women and minorities. He's been a polarizing figure whose recent victory sparked massive protests within his own country. And on Thursday, he was praised by US National Security Advisor John Bolton.>> The recent elections of like-minded leaders in key countries, including Ivan Duque in Colombia and last weekend Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil are positive signs for the future of the region, and demonstrate a growing regional commitment to free market principles and open, transparent and accountable governance.
>> A like minded leader. Bolsonaro praised a 20 year military dictatorship in Brazil, said he would not be able to love a gay son. And once pushed a congresswoman and told her quote, I would never rape you because you do not deserve it. Bolton's praise came in a speech when he promised a tough stance by the Trump administration toward quote, dictators and despots near our shores.
And he saved his harshest criticism for the socialists.>> This troika of tyranny, this triangle of terror, stretching from Havana to Caracas to Managua is the cause of immense human suffering, the impetus of enormous regional instability. And the genesis of the sordid cradle of Communism in the Western Hemisphere.
>> The speech in Miami comes just days before close elections in Florida, which is home to a large Hispanic population that favors stronger pressure on leftist governments in Latin America. A former spokesman for the National Security Council under Obama called Bolton's praise for Bolsonaro, quote, terrifying. It puts the US on the side of racism, misogyny, homophobia, and an aspiring autocrat.