Lying is on the rise in Brazil.
Right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro bets on historical forgeries and frauds to discredit the fundamental values of our civilization — such as human rights, freedom, and the rule of law — and thus strengthen his ideology of intolerance. Democracy is at stake, though some still try to deny it. Through his absurd fabrications, the president works to broaden his supporters’ fanaticism and pave his way toward open authoritarianism.
Two recent examples show how Bolsonaro works.