Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Named OCCRP´s 2020 Corrupt Person of the Year

Bolsonaro narrowly beat two other populist leaders, U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, for the dubious prize

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, has been named the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) 2020 Person of the Year for his role in promoting organized crime and corruption.

The report says, that "....elected in the wake of the Lava Jato (Car Wash) scandal as an anti-corruption candidate, Bolsonaro has instead surrounded himself with corrupt figures, used propaganda to promote his populist agenda, undermined the justice system, and waged a destructive war against the Amazon region that has enriched some of the country’s worst land owners...."

Bolsonaro narrowly beat two other populist leaders . . .

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