Brazil Cult Leader Backed Dictatorship With Terror Attacks, Documents Show

Jair Bolsonaro. Credit: Janine Moraes / Câmara dos Deputados

(From The Guardian)

A Brazilian rightwing group led by a messianic cult leader who claimed to be in contact with aliens carried out terrorist acts to justify repression by the country’s military dictatorship, according to newly discovered archive documents.

The revelation landed days before the country’s presidential election, amid a polarized campaign in which the frontrunner – far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro – has praised the dictatorship era as a golden age.

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