Will the stabbing of Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner boost a candidate who promises to make the country even more dangerous?
The conviction of former President Lula da Silva is a reminder that Brazil's crisis -- which could even lead to a Brazilian Trump -- has global implications.
For Brazilian citizens, it sometimes feels like the whole country is on fire right now. Adriano Machado/Reuters Elements
Institutions, Rule of Law, and Civil Rights Deteriorate in Brazil as Government Doubles Down on Failed Economic Policies
Calheiros defied the order, whereupon the sitting president of the republic, Michel Temer, negotiated with the rest of the
But behind the scenes, the government has prevailed on courts to block the occupations. In Paraná State, for example, a judge
Rousseff's removal and Lula's pending trial for participation in the corruption scheme that cost state oil company Petrobras billions of dollars have cast a shadow on the future of the programs he launched and she sustained.
Human-rights organizations are supposed to defend universal principles such as the rule of law and freedom from state repression. But when they are based in the United States and become close to the US government, they often find themselves aligned with US foreign policy.
If Eduardo Cunha gets no help, it is likely that he would get arrested in the coming months. In that case, he would have plenty of time and peace of mind to dedicate to that book he's planning to write.
He was charged with corruption, allegedly having taken bribes and never declaring Swiss bank accounts.
What global interdependence giveth it can also take away. As long as China's economy grew rapidly, as it did over recent decades, the demand for Brazil's iron ore, oil and soybeans generated enough rising prosperity to disguise the cracks in the democratic system of Latin America's largest country. China's slump has now exposed the malignant corruption and mismanagement that festered in the shadows of the "Brazilian miracle." (continued)