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Brazil swings to the right, setting the stage for a Trumplike leader

Brazilian President Michel Temer during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on Sept. 19, 2016. Photo: Christopher Goodney.

BRASILIA - In a big, multiethnic country built by immigrants and slaves, a septuagenarian white male leader is riding a right-wing backlash after an era of leftist rule. His much-younger spouse is a former model. His five-letter last name starts with a "T" - but it's Temer, not Trump.

Brazilian President Michel Temer took office five months ago after the impeachment and political humiliation of the country's first female political leader, Dilma Rousseff, ousting her left-wing Workers' Party after 14 years in power. Temer named an all-male Cabinet and quickly embraced a right-leaning, regulation-slashing agenda...

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