Rio Governor Says ‘Only a Matter of Time’ Before He Becomes Brazil President
|07/17/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The far-right governor of Rio de Janeiro state, who has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead, said on Tuesday “it is only a matter of time” before he becomes president of Brazil.
Wilson Witzel, a former federal judge, was widely seen as a long-shot to become governor of Rio state in last year’s elections. But his law-and-order rhetoric helped align him with the eventual winner of the 2018 presidential race, former army captain Jair Bolsonaro, hoisting him to an unlikely victory.
“Without doubt,” Witzel said, when asked by foreign journalists in Rio read more >>>