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Brazil: Why was Jair Bolsonaro attacked?

Brazilian political figures such as Dilma Rousseff insinuated that the attack against Bolsonaro was the product of the hatred he has sown in his speech

Brazil: Why was Jair Bolsonaro attacked?

On Thursday, September 6, the presidential candidate of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, was stabbed in the abdomen. Bolsonaro was at a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, in the southeast of the country.

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Immediately, he was transferred to the Hospital de la Misericordia in Juiz de Fora. There he underwent laparoscopic surgery, because the stab wound, according to what was said in a press conference given Thursday night by the doctors who operated on him, perforated the small intestine and the colon, which is why he was ordered 10 days of hospitalization.

The profile of the attacker

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He is Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, a 40-year-old man from Montes Claros, in the north of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, who was detained by the Military Police of that place, before he was lynched by the assistance of the act, as announced by the Police. They also claimed that Oliveira pleaded guilty to what happened.

Also, in a report from the Military Police of Minas Gerais known by TV Globo, Oliveira said that "he left the house with a knife for personal use to accompany the delegation and, at the time that could, attempt against the life of the candidate".

The magazine Veja of Brazil knew a registry of affiliates of the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE), in which it is revealed that the attacker had been affiliated between 2007 and 2014 to the Socialism and Freedom Party, (PSOL). A dissidence of the PT, the party of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Infobae describes that Oliveira uploaded a photo to his Facebook in a demonstration posing with a sign that said "Politicians useless". Similarly, the same means, there are photos where Oliveira participates in a protest that demanded the freedom of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial candidate

The candidate for the Liberal Social Party (PSL), Jair Bolsonaro, could win the elections on October 7 in case Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva definitively loses all possibility of aspiring to the presidency of Brazil, according to the latest Ibope Institute poll.

However, in recent polls conducted in Brazil, Bolsonaro leads the rejection rates, which would lead to his defeat against other candidates in the second round.

On the other hand, the macho, homophobic, racist and hate-filled discourse that he has promoted now and in the past has turned him into a controversial candidate. For example, upon hearing the news that Lula was left uninhabited to run for president, at a campaign event, Infobae reports, he used a camera tripod as if it were a machine gun and pointed to the audience, saying: "We are going to shoot here in Acre." Then, he added: "Since they like Venezuela so much, they have to go there, only they do not even have mortadella there, they're just going to eat grass."

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His statements caused the coalition El Pueblo Feliz de Nuevo (formed by the PT of Lula Da Silva), the Communist Party of Brazil (PCDOB) and the Republican Party of the Social Order (Pros), to file a criminal complaint about threats against the Supreme Court in Brazil.

His homophobia came to light in 2011, when in an interview for Playboy magazine he said that "he would be incapable of loving a gay son" and that he preferred to see him "die in an accident".

In 2015, says the BBC in London, in an interview Bolsonaro was fined for having said that the congresswoman "María do Rosario was a person who was not worth violating because it is very ugly. " CNN, in a brief profile, points out that Bolsonaro He is a defender of the military regime that ruled Brazil between 1964 and 1985, which left 431 dead and disappeared.

"Legalize the bearing of weapons to combat violent crime" is one of his campaign proposals, highlights the BBC.

The attack on Bolsonaro: a fruit of hatred that has sown?

After learning about the attack that Bolsonaro suffered, Dilma Rousseff said in an interview with Folha de Sao Paulo, Brazil, that "the attack is unfortunate (...) Now, encouraging hate creates this kind of attitude. To someone, that can not be said "and added that" Hatred, when it is planted, harvests storm ". His words refer to the act of Bolsonaro wielding a tripod as a weapon and inciting to shoot members of the PT of Lula Da Silva.

LatinAmerican Post | Edwin Gustavo Guerrero Nova

Translated from: 'Brasil: ¿Fue el atentado contra Jair Bolsonaro fruto del odio que ha sembrado?'