Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Makes TIME 100 List of 2019’s Most Influential People

The president was chosen among 99 other notable leaders, artists, and pioneers.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been declared one of the year's 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine.

Bolsonaro's profile, written by TIME editor at large Ian Bremmer, describes him as a "complex character" who represents "Brazil's best chance in a generation to enact economic reforms that can tame rising debt."

It also calls the Brazilian president a "poster boy for toxic masculinity," and "an ultraconservative homophobe" who is "intent on reversing Brazil's progress on tackling climate change."

In addition to Bolsonaro, twenty-six . . .

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