Jair Bolsonaro Fast Facts

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Birth date: March 21, 1955Birth place: Campinas, BrazilBirth name: Jair Messias BolsonaroFather: Percy Geraldo Bolsonaro, dentist Mother: Olinda Bonturi BolsonaroMarriage: Michelle Bolsonaro, Ana Cristina Valle (divorced), Rogéria Bolsonaro (divorced)Children: with Michelle Bolsonaro: Laura; with Ana Cristina Valle: Jair Renan; with Rogéria Bolsonaro: Flavio, Carlos and Eduardo Education: Agulhas Negras Military Academy, 1977Military: Army, CaptainReligion: Roman CatholicOther Facts:
A conservative provocateur, Bolsonaro has a predilection for making inflammatory statements. His rhetorical targets include women and the LGBTQ community. In 2003, he told a congresswoman that she was not worthy of being raped. During a 2011 interview with Playboy magazine, Bolsonaro said he would be incapable of loving a gay son. He has expressed a sense of nostalgia for Brazil's past as a military dictatorship. Bolsonaro served seven terms as a congressman in the Chamber of Deputies. While in congress, his priorities included protecting the rights of citizens to own firearms, promoting Christian values and getting tough on crime. In 2017, he said, "A policeman who doesn't kill isn't a policeman." Bolsonaro changed his party affiliation numerous times, ultimately campaigning for president as a member of the Social Liberal Party. When Bolsonaro took office, Brazil was suffering through a prolonged period of economic malaise and rising insecurity. His ascent was preceded by a corruption scandal that rocked political and financial institutions. During his inaugural address, Bolsonaro vowed to transform Brazil into a "strong and booming country."Timeline:
1986 – Bolsonaro writes an opinion column for the magazine Veja that criticizes the Brazilian Army's pay system. He is subsequently disciplined for insubordination.1989-1991 – Councilman for Rio de Janeiro.1991-2018 – Congressman representing Rio de Janeiro in the Chamber of Deputies. July 22, 2018 – Bolsonaro announces he is running for president. August 15, 2018 – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a former president of Brazil, announces he has submitted the necessary paperwork to register as the Workers' Party candidate to run against Bolsonaro. Lula da Silva campaigns from prison, where he is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption.September 1, 2018 – Brazil's top electoral court bars Lula da Silva from running for reelection while incarcerated. Ultimately, a former mayor of São Paulo named Fernando Haddad steps in as the Workers' Party candidate. September 6, 2018 – Bolsonaro is stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally. He spends more than three weeks in the hospital recovering. October 7, 2018 – Voters cast ballots in the first round of elections. Although Bolsonaro wins more votes than Haddad, he doesn't surpass the 50% threshold. A runoff is set for later in the month. October 28, 2018 – Bolsonaro wins the runoff. The final tally shows Bolsonaro with 55.13% and Haddad with 44.87%. January 1, 2019 – Bolsonaro is sworn into office. On the same day, he issues a series of executive orders. One order could potentially strip away many LGBT civil rights protections by eliminating LGBT issues from the list of matters handled by the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights. Another order gives the Agriculture Ministry the authority to designate indigenous lands, paving the way for agricultural development in areas that were previously off limits. January 15, 2019 – Signs an executive order temporarily eliminating a regulation that limits firearms purchases only to individuals who provide a justification for owning a gun. The regulation gave police discretion to approve or deny gun sales. January 28, 2019 – Officials say Bolsonaro has undergone successful surgery to remRead More – Source