Brazil’s new president could send the country on a new course

Americas Now

Jair Bolsonaro.

The country of Brazil has a new president. His name is Jair Bolsonaro and in addition to being a former Congressman, he’s also a former army captain.

Bolsonaro has been called a hardliner. He’s also said that Brazil’s period of military rule was a “glorious” era for the country and promised to bring back what he describes as the “order” of the time.

That has some worried especially those who were persecuted during the 1964-1985 dictatorship.

But the military does remain a popular institution in Brazil. Correspondent Stephen Gibbs looks at its likely role under a Bolsonaro presidency.