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.
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.