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A right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate who compares himself to Donald Trump is attracting support across Brazil's farm belt, where the fiery former paratrooper may secure the funding needed for his bid to run Latin America's biggest country. Jair Bolsonaro's early lead in national opinion polls for October's presidential race has been dismissed by many pundits because he lacks the strong party base traditionally needed to win presidential elections in this continent-sized country of 209 million people.With the jailing of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for corruption, Bolsonaro, a seven-term congressman, leads a fragmented field with five months to go until the election.With anger at establishment parties riding high in Brazil, the brash iconoclast has compared his candidacy to Trump's 2016 campaign, stirring some voters with fiery speeches while alarming others.Brazil's attorney general charged Bolsonaro last month with inciting discrimination against women, black people, indigenous people and gays.The CNA farm lobby said it does not endorse presidential candidates, nor will the Congressional farm caucus, whose members come from different parties.
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