Brazil | Olavo de Carvalho, a Brazilian far-right activist and President Bolsonaro’s “apprentice”, has died

Carvalho was the apprentice of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and a relative of Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Donald Trump.

Brazilian far-right influencer and conspiracy theorist Olavo de Carvalho died Monday night at the age of 74 in Virginia, USA, where he had lived since 2005.

For example, the news agency AFP and The Guardian.

He had suffered from health problems and had a coronary infection on January 16th.

In his rhetoric, he had downplayed the pandemic and warned against vaccines.

Carvalhoa was held by the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaron as an apprentice and Donald Trumpin as a relative. When Bolsonaro came to power in 2018, he became a kind of “Trump of the Tropics,” and Carvalho proposed to him many ministers who ended up in government.

In 2019, Carvalho quarreled with many members of the Brazilian government, but Bolsonaro himself called his apprentice “one of the greatest thinkers in our country’s history” as well as “a giant in the fight for freedom” and a “lighthouse for millions of Brazilians”.

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Carvalho also managed to distance himself from his apprentice and said it was pointless for Bolsonaro to try to be re-elected in this fall’s presidential election.

Carvalho worked as an astrologer in his youth but became better known from the 1970s as a journalist and author of more than thirty books in total.

He taught philosophy with his original online courses and at the institute he founded. He felt he could fix it, for example Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and the scientific thinking of similar authorities.

The style became more extreme as Carvalho moved online from newspaper pages. In 2002, he set up a website called Mídia Sem Máscara, or media without a mask, and soon found that a style free of political correctness attracted visitors.

The books were also successful, especially after the popularity of the left-wing government waned and the recession deepened in the early 2010s. For example, a book about “you need to know you won’t end up an idiot” sold hundreds of thousands of copies in Brazil.

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Carvalho considered climate change a ‘scam’, once claimed that heterosexuals could not get AIDS, Donald Barack Obama would not have been born in the United States and received Trump from an advisor From Steve Bannon praise. According to Bannon, Carvalho was one of the “leading intellectuals in the world”.

Daughter of Carvalho Heloísa de Carvalho said To Veja magazinethat his father had blood on his hands, for example, because he made thousands believe that the pandemic should not be passed on and that the administration would delay procuring and distributing vaccines.

“However, I didn’t celebrate her death,” the daughter added.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, Olavo de Carvalho and President Jair Bolsonaro photographed at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington in March 2019.

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