Brazilian deputy Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a press conference he called to announce his intention to run for the Brazilian presidency in the October 2018 presidential election, at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2017. A controversial politician and former army paratrooper, Bolsonaro called himself the "patriot" Brazil needs, adding he is the answer to Brazil's rampant corruption, crime and economic malaise. He won more votes than any other congressman from Rio de Janeiro state in the last general elections in 2014 and polls currently show him tied in second place for the presidency, behind leftist former two term president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. -- "an honest president, a patriot, who has green and yellow (the national flag's colours) in his blood and has Jesus in his heart." / AFP PHOTO / Apu Gomes Brazilian deputy Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a press conference he called to announce his intention to run for the Brazilian presidency in the October 2018 presidential election, at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2017. A controversial politician and former army paratrooper, Bolsonaro called himself the "patriot" Brazil needs, adding he is the answer to Brazil's rampant corruption, crime and economic malaise. He won more votes than any other congressman from Rio de Janeiro state in the last general elections in 2014 and polls currently show him tied in second place for the presidency, behind leftist former two term president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. -- "an honest president, a patriot, who has green and yellow (the national flag's colours) in his blood and has Jesus in his heart." / AFP PHOTO / Apu Gomes
Brazilian deputy Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a press conference he called to announce his intention to run for the Brazilian presidency in the October 2018 presidential election, at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2017. A controversial politician and former army paratrooper, Bolsonaro called himself the "patriot" Brazil needs, adding he is the answer to Brazil's rampant corruption, crime and economic malaise. He won more votes than any other congressman from Rio de Janeiro state in the last general elections in 2014 and polls currently show him tied in second place for the presidency, behind leftist former two term president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. -- "an honest president, a patriot, who has green and yellow (the national flag's colours) in his blood and has Jesus in his heart." / AFP PHOTO / Apu Gomes

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Brazilian deputy Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a press conference he called to announce his intention to run for the Brazilian presidency in the October 2018 presidential election, at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2017. A controversial politician and former army paratrooper, Bolsonaro called himself the "patriot" Brazil needs, adding he is the answer to Brazil's rampant corruption, crime and economic malaise. He won more votes than any other congressman from Rio de Janeiro state in the last general elections in 2014 and polls currently show him tied in second place for the presidency, behind leftist former two term president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. -- "an honest president, a patriot, who has green and yellow (the national flag's colours) in his blood and has Jesus in his heart." / AFP PHOTO / Apu Gomes Brazilian deputy Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a press conference he called to announce his intention to run for the Brazilian presidency in the October 2018 presidential election, at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2017. A controversial politician and former army paratrooper, Bolsonaro called himself the "patriot" Brazil needs, adding he is the answer to Brazil's rampant corruption, crime and economic malaise. He won more votes than any other congressman from Rio de Janeiro state in the last general elections in 2014 and polls currently show him tied in second place for the presidency, behind leftist former two term president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. -- "an honest president, a patriot, who has green and yellow (the national flag's colours) in his blood and has Jesus in his heart." / AFP PHOTO / Apu Gomes
Brazilian deputy Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a press conference he called to announce his intention to run for the Brazilian presidency in the October 2018 presidential election, at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2017. A controversial politician and former army paratrooper, Bolsonaro called himself the "patriot" Brazil needs, adding he is the answer to Brazil's rampant corruption, crime and economic malaise. He won more votes than any other congressman from Rio de Janeiro state in the last general elections in 2014 and polls currently show him tied in second place for the presidency, behind leftist former two term president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. -- "an honest president, a patriot, who has green and yellow (the national flag's colours) in his blood and has Jesus in his heart." / AFP PHOTO / Apu Gomes
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