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Bolsonaro takes power in Brazil and proclaims 'liberation from socialism and political correctness'

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Bolsonaro takes power in Brazil and proclaims 'liberation from socialism and political correctness'
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Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro has been sworn in and declared his country will be free from crime, socialism and political correctness.

Speaking from Brasilia, to a crowd of more than 100 thousand people, he promised to build a "society without discrimination or division".

The Brazilian leader - whose populist campaign, and rhetoric has been seen by many as racist, homophobic and mysoginistic - has the backing of many world leaders including American President Donald Trump.

Evelyn Laverick has the story. Watch her report in the video player above.