For those of you likely not keeping track, here's the skinny.
Brazil has basically been under the same administration for almost a decade and a half, and while knee deep in shit creek without a paddle, someone thought it would be best to go snorkeling instead. Our latest president was impeached (making it the second impeachment we had in a little under three decades), her predecessor was found guilty in a bunch of administrative malpractice suits (and his party is insisting on putting him up as a candidate for this year's election - straight from jail). There are no big names running (before anyone asks, no, I wasn't allowed to campaign).
So in comes this guy, has been the center of attention from everyone in the last year and a half or so. Says he's going to make it easier for everyone to get a gun, promises to crack down on crime hard. Dude is former military (we had a military dictatorship period from 1964-1985 or so), claims that the best place for any criminal is six feet under. He has a big mouth on him, sure - lots of people draw parallels between him and Trump, mostly on account of their speeches being so inflammatory (he doesn't care for gays, women or what he calls "the left wing's agenda"). Guy's name is Bolsonaro.
He was stabbed yesterday, allegedly by some left-wing conspiracy theorist nut. There is still a debate going on over how much of that is true since video clips at the moment of the attack show no immediate blood loss (though ME reports say he's lost a shitton of blood internally, plus had his guts lacerated in like three different spots and will have to shit through a bag for a month or so).
Figured I'd post something about it, ask you guys what you think or what you've heard about it if anything.