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Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro started rolling out key points in his hardline agenda Tuesday, including a move to merge the agriculture and environment ministries that activists warned would imperil the Amazon rainforest. The former army captain huddled with his inner circle at the home of a wealthy backer in Rio de Janeiro to start forming what advisor Gustavo Bebianno called "a combat vanguard" for the new administration. The protesters marched in the evening with a banner reading "Dictatorship, never again" -- a reference to Bolsonaro's outspoken admiration for the brutal military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985. read more
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