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How does Brazil’s justice system actually work?

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Brazil’s Supreme Court. Photo: Valter Campanato/Abr
Brazil Supreme Court Justice system
Brazil’s Supreme Court. Photo: Valter Campanato/Abr

Public trust in the U.S. legal system might hover at around 50 percent, but it’s even lower in Brazil. According to a recent study from think-tank Fundação Getulio Vargas, just 29 percent of Brazilians trust their country’s legal system. A quick glance at some of the adjectives most frequently ascribed...

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