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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Says He Plans to Label Hezbollah Terrorists

  • Bolsonaro compared Hezbollah to Brazil landless movement
  • Argentina, Paraguay have already labeled Hezbollah terrorists
Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he intends to designate Hezbollah a terrorist group, a move that would follow on the footsteps of other South American nations.

In comments to reporters in Brasilia, Bolsonaro compared Hezbollah to Brazil’s landless workers movement that he has repeatedly called a terrorist group. Despite his rhetoric, the move would require changes to Brazil’s narrow anti-terror legislation, and possibly congressional support.