May 3, 2019 / 10:42 PM / 3 months ago

Brazil's far-right Bolsonaro nixes U.S. trip in face of protests

BRASILIA, May 3 (Reuters) - Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday canceled a trip to the United States, according to a written statement from his office, after sharp protests against his being honored as the person of the year by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Because of Bolsonaro’s past racist and misogynist remarks, organizers saw multiple venues refuse to host the event. Major sponsors such as Delta Air Lines, The Financial Times and Bain & Co yanked their support of the event, as well. (Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu Editing by Chris Reese)

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