Skittish horse interrupts Brazil president's motorcade

A skittish horse briefly blocked the motorcade of newly elected Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro during his inauguration motorcade in Brasilia.

The unfortunate incident happened as the right-wing leader was on his way to being sworn in. He will hope it does not indicate the direction in which his leadership will go, as he will look to tackl Brzil's crime, corruption and economic malaise.

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Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party, left, flashes a thumbs up at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades. If no one gets a majority in the first round, the top two candidates will compete in a runoff. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, with the Social Liberal Party, waves to the press after visiting Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Bolsonaro won the first round of the presidential election Oct. 7 with 46 percent of the vote, but since he failed to top 50 percent, he is in a second-round ballot on Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro poses for a photo during a meeting with Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Dom Orani Tempesta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Bolsonaro won the first round of the presidential election Oct. 7 with 46 percent of the vote, but since he failed to top 50 percent, he is in a second-round ballot on Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, of the right wing Social Liberal Party speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Bolsonaro will face Workers Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad in a presidential runoff on Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
El candidato de extrema derecha a la presidencia de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, llega a una conferencia de prensa en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, el jueves 11 de octubre de 2018. (AP Foto/Leo Correa)
Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, of the right wing Social Liberal Party, arrives for a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Bolsonaro will face Workers Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad in a presidential runoff on Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Gustavo Bebianno Rocha, right, president of the right wing Social Liberal Party, whispers to his presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party as his son Flavio Bolsonaro, left, stands aside during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Bolsonaro will face Workers Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad in a presidential runoff on Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
En esta imagen, tomada el 7 de octubre de 2018, el candidato presidencial Jair Bolsonaro, favorito en las encuestas, hace el signo de la victoria tras depositar su voto en Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Bolsonaro quedó a un paso de la victoria en la primera ronda y se medirá al exalcalde de Sao Paulo Fernando Haddad, candidato del Partido de los Trabajadores, en el balotaje del 28 de octubre. (AP Foto/Leo Correa)
El líder en las encuestas hacia las elecciones por la presidencia Jair Bolsonaro, del Partido Social Liberal (izquierda), aparece acompañado de su hijo Flavio Bolsonaro, antes de sufragar en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, el domingo 7 de octubre de 2018. (AP Foto/Silvia Izquierdo)
Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate with the Social Liberal Party, gestures after voting in general elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party, leaves a polling station after casting his ballot in the general election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades. If no one gets a majority in the first round, the top two candidates will compete in a runoff. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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"I will work tirelessly so that Brazil reaches its destiny," Bolsonaro said after being sworn in. "My vow is to strengthen Brazil's democracy."

Bolsonaro plans to move Brazil's political position on the inertnational stage too, moving away from developing links with neighbouring nations to working closer with Western leaders, particularly U.S. President Donald Trump.

His promise to follow Trump's example and pull Brazil out of the Paris Agreement on climate change has worried environmentalists. As have his plans to build hydroelectric dams in the Amazon Rainforest and allow mining on the reservations of indigenous peoples who are seen as the defenders of the world's largest forest.

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