Bolsonaro’s Brazil Faces Risk of “Idiocracy”, Says Major French Newspaper

According to "Le Monde" Brazilian state affairs are increasingly connected to the mayhem caused by the president, feeding on the trivial and vulgar controversies on social networks, and sustaining a blatant obsession with phallic issues, to the detriment of the progress of crucial reforms.

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By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil, governed by President Jair Bolsonaro, is in danger of becoming an "Idiocracy", says an article published in leading French newspaper "Le Monde".

The publication assesses the president's intellectual level and compares the country's situation to the film "Idiocracy", a comedy in which the United States would become a country dominated by ignorance. The Brazilian idiocracy is the government of the ignorant, the idiots.

The text is a reference to an article by journalist Hélio Schwartsman published in the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, questioning Bolsonaro's intellect . . .

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