Power February 26, 2018

Federal judges threaten standstill over housing allowances

Federal judges threaten standstill over housing allowances

Two Senate bills aim to end long-standing housing aid benefits for federal judges. In response, the Association of Federal Judges of Brazil (Ajufe) has called for a strike on March 15. Ajufe president Roberto Carvalho Veloso said judges should not accept “differential and derogatory treatment”, asserting that federal judges should receive “the remuneration that is… Read More »

Will 2018 be the year that Brazilian politics are renewed? Don’t count on it

Will 2018 be the year that Brazilian politics are renewed

Brazilians don’t trust their institutions anymore. According to Latinobarómetro, a non-profit organization that conducts political surveys in Latin America, Brazilians’ appreciation of democracy is down to just 32 percent. Only 1 percent of people trust political parties “a lot.” Congress is appreciated by a mere 3 percent of people. And unsurprisingly, Brazilians think that corruption… Read More »

Explaining Brazil: our new weekly podcast

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You’ve grown accustomed to reading The Brazilian Report‘s content online. Now, we’re bringing you our latest project: Explaining Brazil, a weekly podcast. We will talk about the most pressing issues in Brazil, ranging from politics, to economics, to social issues. Our first installment tackles the federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian President Michel Temer announced on… Read More »

How the House voted on the Rio security intervention decree

Rio security intervention: How did Congressmen vote?

On February 16, President Michel Temer signed a decree declaring a security intervention in Rio de Janeiro. For the measure to be effective until the end of the year, however, it needs to be approved by Congress. The House had scheduled the vote on the federal intervention in Rio de Janeiro for 7 p.m. yesterday. The opposition, however,… Read More »

Rio security intervention ‘a smokescreen’

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Rio de Janeiro’s security intervention is a “smokescreen” for government agendas, warn opposition politicians. The intervention, which was announced in the early hours of Friday, February 16, will see national armed forces on the streets of Brazil’s most famous city through the end of 2018. For the first time since Brazil declared its 1988 Constitution,… Read More »

With Rio intervention, Michel Temer launches his reelection bid

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Last year, rumors that President Michel Temer was pondering a run for reelection were considered a joke. Temer is the most unpopular president in Brazilian democratic history. Actually, Temer is the most unpopular leader in the world, according to a 2017 survey by Eurasia. With just 3 percent of voters on his side, Temer is… Read More »

Brazil’s Federal Police Chief under suspicion

Federal Police Chief Fernando Segovia has collected controversies

President Michel Temer is certainly a lucky man. Last year, when he faced a trial in the Superior Electoral Court that risked unseating him, two of the court’s seven judges left their offices. Temer was able to choose the next two judges and swung the majority in his favor. Since then, Temer has also had… Read More »

Is Luciano Huck back in the presidential game?

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It seems unanimous that outsiders will enter the 2018 election as true contenders. Brazilians are fed up with their political system: they mistrust political parties and the government, and feel that politicians are simply acting on their own behalf to the detriment of the general population. Moreover, the country’s most popular politician has just had… Read More »