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>> Jair Bolsonaro rode through a crowd of supporters to take power as President of Brazil Tuesday, becoming the country's first far right leader since its return to democracy three decades ago. In a speech to Congress, Bolsonaro reaffirmed his pledge to voters that he would crack down on corruption and crime.
>> I call on Congress to help me free the nation definitively from the yoke of corruption, crime, economic irresponsibility, and ideological submission.>>
>> The former congressman and army captain also promised to open foreign markets for Brazil as he looks to revise Latin America's largest economy, which is still struggling to recover from its worst recession.
The 63-year-old rode a wave of anti-establishment anger in Brazil, something he addressed in Tuesday's speech.>> Today marks the day Brazil will free itself from socialism and political correctness.>> During his campaign, Bolsonaro was slammed by critics for comments he made insulting women, gay people, and minorities. But he was backed massively by conservatives, including evangelicals, winning them over with promises to block measures that would legalize abortion and remove sex education from public schools.
Bolsonaro, an admirer of US President Donald Trump, said he also plans to move his nation's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a break from Brazil's support for a two-state solution. Trump congratulated Bolsonaro on Twitter Tuesday and sent Secretary of State's Mike Pompeo to the inauguration. And just as Trump did, Bolsonaro has threatened to pull Brazil out of the Paris Climate Accord and said he plans to encourage more developments in the Amazon rainforest.