CNN has announced that it will launch a Portuguese-language channel in Brazil.
Principal funding will come from the new channel’s chair of the board, Rubens Menin. The construction magnate is a vocal cheerleader for far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Menin’s company has been caught multiple times using modern slave labor.
CNN Brasil’s CEO Douglas Tavolaro previously served as VP for news of Rede Record. Last year, the channel earned the nickname “Fox News Brasil” for its “fawning coverage” of Bolsonaro’s presidential campaign.