Brazil Weekly

Justice oversteps bounds in Rio Governor suspension case

This week, a look into how the Justice system has become excessively political. And a massive police operation against Brazil’s most powerful criminal organization.

Important: Next Monday is a federal holiday, Brazil’s Independence Day. Therefore, next week’s Weekly Report will be sent out on Tuesday, September 8.

What Rio governor suspension says about Brazil’s Justice system

On Wednesday, the Superior Court of Justice decides on whether to uphold a Friday decision by one of its justices, which suspended Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel from office due to his alleged involvement in a corruption scheme to embezzle part of...

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