Jair Bolsonaro took over the presidency of Brazil on New Year’s Day, heralding the start of a new political era in the country. Bolsonaro was sworn in before the federal congress, calling for the reconciliation and unification of Brazil in a speech which echoed his campaign promises. “I call upon every member of congress to help me in my mission to restore and rebuild our nation, rescuing it definitively from the domination of corruption, crime, economic irresponsibility and ideological submission,” he said.

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