The Take: Where in the world is Jair Bolsonaro?

Brazil’s former president turns to leaders of the international right from Israel to Hungary as he faces legal troubles.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro give a joint statement, in Budapest, Hungary, February 17, 2022
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban give a joint statement, in Budapest, Hungary, February 17, 2022 [Bernadett Szabo/Reuters]

Jair Bolsonaro, facing legal troubles at home, is looking for help abroad. Since his passport was seized earlier this year, the former Brazilian president has spent the night in the Hungarian Embassy in Brazil and requested his passport to visit Israel. What’s behind his transnational relationships?

In this episode: 

  • Guilherme Casaroes (@GCasaroes) – Political scientist, Getulio Vargas Foundation

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Negin Owliaei with our host Malika Bilal. Miranda Lin, Zaina Badr, and Manahil Naveed fact-checked this episode.

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera