Jair Bolsonaro could not have won the presidency without the support of one very important group: Evangelical Christians. There is, perhaps, no other group that Bolsonaro has so vocally courted, or that has been so loyal to the president. And they remain key for Bolsonaro’s hopes of recapturing the presidency this year.
In this episode, we visit those spreading the gospel for Bolsonaro. And look at how Bolsonaro and his allies are pushing a religious war of good versus evil, with dangerous repercussions.
This is Brazil on Fire. A podcast about Brazil’s descent toward fascism under President Jair Bolsonaro. Over these six episodes we look at Bolsonaro’s far-right government that has set the country ablaze, and how the United States helped him do it.
Featuring host Latin America-based journalist Michael Fox.
Sound design by Gustavo Türck https://twitter.com/coletivocatarse
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Portions of this episode were previously aired in a series on nationalism and religion that Michael Fox produced for PRI’s The World. https://theworld.org/categories/sacred-nation
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