Brazil Weekly

Brazilian Supreme Court to get a new Chief Justice

This week, we cover a major change at the Supreme Court. Brazil’s most valuable brands. And Jair Bolsonaro re-election prospects.

A big change at Brazil’s Supreme Court

On Thursday, the Brazilian Supreme Court will have a new chief justice in Luiz Fux, who takes over the reins from Justice Dias Toffoli. Brasília correspondent Débora Álvares says Justice Fux is set to take on a less politicized approach to the position than his predecessor, who tried to act as a buffer between the federal government and Congress.

How it works. In Brazil, unlike the U.S., the Chief Justice position is rotative....

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