Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIBERÃO PRETO, SP – Last Monday President Jair Bolsonaro paid a visit to Ribeirão Preto, on the opening day of its annual “AgriShow” extravaganza, whose official name is “International Trade Fair of Agricultural Technology in Action”.

President Bolsonaro was not there to talk about technology, international trade, or even agriculture. He was talking about action: what his government could do for the rural sector.

First, he announced he would sponsor a bill in Congress that would eliminate criminal penalties for rural landowners who repel invaders of their land by shooting them. He also announced that . . .

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