Posts by : Fernando Horta

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PhD in History of International Relations at the University of Brasília (UNB). Denver University Visiting Scholar.
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On the 50th anniversary of Institutional Act 5, the 1968 “coup within the coup” which ushered in an even more brutal and repressive phase of …

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By Fernando horta. There is no government in the World that admits that it has political prisoners. They all are – and were – …

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By Fernando Horta. Plan A was for us to pressure the coup-mongers in 2013, investigating who was financing the Movimento Brasil Livre, Vem para …

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By Fernando Horta. There are astonishing similarities between post-World War 2 US and present day Brazil. Both countries had same-party rule for extended periods. In …

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By Fernando Horta. After helping Aécio Neves and Michel Temer avoid conviction, Judge Sergio Moro uses shaky evidence to prevent Ex-president Lula’s candidacy on …

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Since the emergence of what would come to be called “Lava Jato” in 2009, every honest political commentator has been clear: the operation was …

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“Do we want to serve a snake? Brazil is not a Snake Republic!” – Janaína Paschoal These words were of Janaína Paschoal, the lawyer …

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Since “legality”, in Brasil, does not come necessarily from “peoples will” (but from some peculiar interpretation of legal acts) our democracy is almost becoming …

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In 2001 when Brazilian democracy proved strong enough to bring ex-metalworker and union head Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to the Presidency the country became an …