Brazil Weekly

Arrest of pro-Bolsonaro politician brings institutional tension back to the boil

Back from the Carnival break, we bring you a fresh institutional crisis in Brazil, as the Supreme Court arrested a pro-Bolsonaro lawmaker. And how Brazilian companies stumbled at the beginning of 2021.

A new institutional crisis has been unleashed

Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered the arrest of Congressman Daniel Silveira on Tuesday night. The lawmaker had published a slew of insults against the court and its members, reigniting an apparently dormant investigation into the use of fake news targeting justices. In his decision, Justice Moraes called Mr. Silveira a “recidivist criminal” and cited an investigation against him for...

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