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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:09 AM

Caetano Veloso: 'Bolsonaro is so confused, so incompetent'

Caio Barretto Briso and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
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The musician, 77, exiled to London under Brazil’s military dictatorship says he fears the president’s ‘ultra-reactionary bunch’ will not let go of power easily

Wed 29 Jul 2020 05.15 EDT

Half a century has passed since agents of the Brazilian dictatorship appeared on the doorstep of the music legend Caetano Veloso and announced: “You’d better bring your toothbrush.”

Six months of detention and confinement later he was forced into European exile, spending the next two and a half years as a resident of Chelsea, West Kensington and Golders Green, where he would rehearse what remains his most celebrated album, Transa, in the vestry of a local church.

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In recent months hardcore Bolsonaro supporters have hit the streets with banners calling for the closure of Congress and the reintroduction of the dictatorship-era decree that paved the way for Veloso’s exile – with the president himself attending several of the rallies.

“An utter nightmare. It’s just madness,” the musician said of the rightwing “fanatics” demanding the return of military rule, with Bolsonaro at the helm.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/29/caetano-veloso-brazil-bolsonaro-so-confused-so-incompetent

Adding a song from this artist, from 1972:


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