Brazil's far-right presidential contender gets soft drink named after him

Drinks company names new energy drink ‘Bolsomito’ after Jair Bolsonaro, the outsider who many see as Brazil’s answer to Donald Trump

Brazil’s extreme rightwing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro might not seem an obvious mascot for a fizzy drink: he has praised the country’s military dictatorship, said his children could never have been gay because they were too well-educated, and told a leftist lawmaker congresswoman that she was “too ugly to be raped”. But a Brazilian company has named a new energy drink the “Bolsomyth” – “Bolsomito” in Portuguese – after the controversial Rio de Janeiro lawmaker. Bolsonaro, a former ...