On 1 November, Brazil’s far-right president-in-waiting Jair Bolsonaro appointed controversial judge Sérgio Moro to serve in his cabinet. And this act essentially signaled the start of Bolsonaro’s campaign to crush the Brazilian left.
An assault on the left
Bolsonaro won the presidency on 28 October in the second round of voting. He defeated the centre-left Workers’ Party (PT), which had held the presidency from 2003 until the controversial removal of Dilma Rousseff in 2016.