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Bolsonaro demos neither a success nor a failure

Good morning! There was no “storming of the Bastille” in Brazil, and yet the political crisis remains as severe as ever after pro-Bolsonaro protests. Still, markets remain unfazed by democratic threats. 

September 7 protests: The day after

Pro-Bolsonaro protesters return home after the event on Paulista Avenue. Photo: Felipe Campos Melo/FP
Pro-Bolsonaro protesters return home after the event on Paulista Avenue. Photo: Felipe Campos Melo/FP

September 7 was expected to be a make-or-break moment for President Jair Bolsonaro. Either he would drive massive crowds to Brasília and São Paulo — emboldening him to take action against the Supreme Court — or the events would flop and his administration would crumble.

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