Bolsonaro targets Brazil minorities, rewards farm lobby on first day in office

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BRASILIA, Brazil

Brazil’s new newly inaugurated President Jair Bolsonaro set to work quickly by issuing decrees that lift protections for minorities and reward his allies in agribusiness, while forging closer political ties with the US.

Bolsonaro, a former army captain and seven-term congressman, won elections in October and was sworn in on Tuesday as Brazil’s first far-right president since a military dictatorship gave way to civilian rule in 1985.