Brazil’s Bolsonaro lumps native tribes with women in new ministry

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Source: Reuters

By Anthony Boadle

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named a pro-life evangelical pastor on Thursday to head a new ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights that will also take over the agency looking after the country’s 850,000 indigenous people.

Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion, which is allowed only in cases of rape, anencephaly or when the mother’s life is in danger.

She is the second woman named to the incoming president’s 22-member cabinet, future chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni said.

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