International NGOs issue stark warning to Bolsonaro on climate change & human rights

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro grimaces right after being stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora Brazil Thursday Sept. 6 2018

In a telephone call on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Bolsonaro discussed collaboration on priority foreign policy issues, including Venezuela, tackling transnational crime and ways to strengthen economic ties.

Rosangela Wolff Moro, a lawyer married to the judge, has repeatedly suggested in her Instagram profile that she supported Bolsonaro against left-leaning Fernando Haddad, who was named the Workers' Party candidate after da Silva was barred by electoral authorities over his imprisonment.

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro waves to his supporters as he leaves a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 28, 2018.

In a speech last week in São Paulo that critics called downright fascist, Bolsonaro doubled down on these sentiments to thousands of his supporters.

But to many, Bolsonaro's most concerning trait is a lack of concern about Brazil's nascent political checks and balances, implemented in the late 1980's as the country tried to shake off two decades of military rule.

Bolsonaro, 63, has represented the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies since 1991 and is a member of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), a national-conservative political party.

"I don't idolize Bolsonaro and I don't know if he will govern well, but we are hopeful. People want the PT out, they can´t take any more corruption", said Tatiana Cunha, a 39-year-old systems analyst in the midst of the noisy celebrations.

The markets could continue to boom, Mariscal said, if Bolsonaro keeps his promise to allow Guedes, who is expected to be named economy minister, the autonomy needed to carry out his plans.

May Boeve, executive director at climate NGO 350.org, warned that a Bolsonaro presidency posed "a real threat to human rights at home and a risk to the momentum for climate action overseas".

"To the extent possible, we will try to have a dialogue with this government", Reis told NBC News.

Earlier in the day, Environment Minister Edson Duarte said in a statement that he was surprised and concerned by the announcement about plans to combine the agriculture and environmental portfolios.

"The problem with this (employment) upturn is that it mostly corresponds to undeclared jobs or the self-employed", said Cimar Azeredo of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. He will oversee the transition from Rio this week and fly to the capital Brasilia next week, Lorenzoni added.

On Thursday, Bolsonaro is due to meet with crusading anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro, who led the so-called "Car Wash" probe snaring big names in Brazil's political class and opening the door for Bolsonaro's tough-on-corruption campaign. He said the Temer government may approve the deal before leaving.

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