I’m going to Rio next Feb to visit my girlfriend’s family. Going to have to think about whether we actually feel safe going any more.
Her parents are planning to move out of the country as quickly as possible. They lived through the dictatorship and know what it was like, and don’t want to return to anything like it. Not only that, but almost their whole family and friends voted for Bolsonaro and have been bullying them for not voting for him as well - so in a sense this election has torn their whole life apart. Heartbreaking.