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    Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Presidency

    The far-right politician cast himself as a “defender of freedom” and promised to unite a divided population after easily beating Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers’ Party in a second-round runoff yesterday. Bolsonaro — a populist who’s been compared to President Donald Trump for his incendiary and divisive rhetoric — has prompted human rights groups to warn about a potential crackdown on civil liberties in the world’s fourth-largest democracy. Meanwhile, environmentalists said he’d bring “untold destruction” to the Amazon. Images from Brazil showed Bolsonaro supporters celebrating in the streets.

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