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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 10:22 AM

Brazil's far-right presidential contender gets soft drink named after him


Drinks company names new energy drink ‘Bolsomito’ after Jair Bolsonaro
‘Trump is doing an excellent job. That is the job we want in Brazil’

Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

@domphillips
Sun 14 Jan 2018 05.00 EST

Brazil’s extreme rightwing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro might not seem an obvious mascot for a fizzy drink: he has praised the country’s military dictatorship, said his children could never have been gay because they were too well-educated, and told a leftist lawmaker congresswoman that she was “too ugly to be raped”.

But a Brazilian company has named a new energy drink the “Bolsomyth” – “Bolsomito” in Portuguese – after the controversial Rio de Janeiro lawmaker.

Bolsonaro, a former army officer, is polling second after former president Luiz Inácio da Silva before October’s election.

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The military dictatorship he defends imprisoned and tortured thousands of its opponents, including Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerrilla and Lula’s successor as Workers’ party president. Hundreds more were executed or disappeared.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/14/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-energy-drink-bolsomito

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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 10:55 AM

1. In the 1960's, my mom and I were given cans of Goldwater.

Just repackaged Sprite, 7Up, or similar ... fizzy, citrusy. Not really like the candidate at all.

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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 11:01 AM

2. Hmmm..... He's a little bit

too old to be one of trumps children. But could be a younger (half) brother. In any case he sounds like he'd have Putin's support, although Brazil does not need much help in that direction.

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