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Fernando Horta

Republic of the Snake

“Do we want to serve a snake? Brazil is not a Snake Republic!” - Janaína Paschoal These words were of Janaína Paschoal, the lawyer who wrote the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff with...

Yes, it’s a coup…

Since “legality”, in Brasil, does not come necessarily from “peoples will" (but from some peculiar interpretation of legal acts) our democracy is almost becoming some type of “judicial dictatorship”. In Latin...

A Temperamental Consensus

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 international sensation receiving compliments from some of...

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Letter To Brazilians In Defense Of The Democratic Rule Of Law

An open letter in defense of Brazil's democracy against the Bolsonaro government's preemptive attempt to sabotage this year's elections, drafted by the São Paulo Federation of Industries (FIESP) has...

Brazil’s Coup May Come After Lula Takes Office

In 2023, the bolsonarista horde, kept mobilized by the discourse of electoral fraud, may return to the streets demanding the deposition of the new “illegitimately elected” president. By Marcelo Zero Bolsnonaro...

Bolsonaro “Announces Coup” To Foreign Ambassadors

Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of "announcing the coup" to summoned foreign Ambassadors. The extraordinary meeting at Alvorada palace was reportedly convened at the request of the Military core...