Column, by Michael Royster

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil – This coming Monday, July 1st, will mark the beginning of the second semester of Jair Bolsonaro’s reign as president of Brazil, so it’s fair to ask the above question.

If you ask U.S. president Donald Trump, interviewed in Japan while attending the G20 meeting, his answer is resoundingly positive: “he’s a special guy, he’s doing very well, very much loved by the Brazilian people….”

If you ask Brazilians, or at least those 2,000 people interviewed by pollster IBOPE in late June, Bolsonaro’s government is liked . . .

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