DONALD Trumph Congratulates Brazil’s Far Right President Bolsonaro

AMERICAN  Political columnists are not surprisd after  US President Donald Trump has complimented Brazil’s new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as he took office on Tuesday for a four-year term at the helm of Latin America’s most powerful nation.”Congratulations to President @jairbolsonaro who just made a great inauguration speech – the U.S.A. Is with you!” Trump wrote on Twitter. UK’s  Independent  says Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro  soon after  assuming office  as Brazil’s president called on Congress to combat endemic corruption and promised to “work tirelessly so that Brazil reaches its destiny.”Two days into his presidency Bolsonaro has announced a privatization plan on Twitter. He also taken to Twitter to announce plans to privatize 12 airports and 4 sea ports.President Jair Bolsonaro, 3, who was not a household name in the Latin American nationin his inauguration speech  promsed to “create a new virtuous cycle to open markets” and “carry out important structural reforms.”Bolsonaro’s election campaign included promises to transition parts of Brazil’s economy away from state-run enterprises to more private sector operations, and a tweet on Thursday appeared to underline a commitment to that ideology.The president claimed that privatizing airports and ports would raise initial investments of 7 billion reais ($1.85 bn). new president has authorised dismissal of civil servants who do not share his far-right wing ideology to revam the economy  of the  largest  country with over 20  million people  in South and Latin America. Jair Bolsonaro has launched a purge of left-wing government officials with approximately 300 people expected to be dismissed. Officials who are seen as being supportive of the previous left-wing and centrist governments will be removed to “clean the house”, Bolsonaro’s chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni said.“It’s the only way to govern with our ideas, our concepts and to carry out what Brazil’s society decided in its majority,” Mr Lorenzoni said, according to Die Welt. He added that the vast proportion of those dismissed are on temporary contracts and their removal is necessary to “do away with the Socialist and Communist ideas that during 30 years have led us to the chaos in which we live.”Brazil’s far-right president targets minorities on first day in office. Same-sex weddings surge in Brazil as many fear losing rights.Bolsonaro was elected to the Brazilian presidency on a far-right platform  where he promised to overhaul many aspects of life in Latin America’s largest nation. In his first few hours in office he targeted Brazil’s indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community with executive orders.During his presidential campaign Bolsonaro, a former army captain and longtime congressman, said he would stop making what he calls concessions to native Brazilians and “Quilombolas”, as descendants of former slaves are known.

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