Bolsonaro Supporters Tell Brazilian Socialists: ‘Go to Cuba’

Breitbart | 10/29/2018 | Staff
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Supporters of Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro mocked supporters of socialist rival Fernando Haddad on Sunday evening, urging them to move to Cuba if they prefer a leftist government.

On Sunday evening, the 63-year-old former army captain romped to victory over socialist candidate Fernando Haddad with around 55 percent of the vote, to the dismay of progressives not just in Brazil but around the world.

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Thousands of people poured into the streets of Brazil’s major cities to celebrate Bolsonaro’s victory, with many people shouting insults at the defeat Fernando Haddad’s Workers Party (PT) and his leftist supporters. According to local media, supporters began chanting things such as “Don’t cry, Workers Party,” “Go back to Cuba, the one that birthed you,” and “Oh Oh Bolsonaro.”

At one point, the crowd raised an inflatable doll of the country’s former socialist leader, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, wearing a prison jumpsuit, popularized in the 2016 protests against the PT. The Lula doll is formally known as a pixuleco. Lula is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for his involvement in the “Operation Car Wash” corruption scandal.

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Under the administration of Lula and the former President Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian government developed close ties with the Castro and Chávez regimes in Cuba and Venezuela, a reality that proved an...
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