Brazil Weekly

House moves to pass controversial bills amid Senate hearings

This week, the Bolsonaro government is using the Covid hearings frenzy to push through controversial legislation. And Bolsonaro’s electoral resilience begins to show cracks.

Hearings committee offers golden opportunity for Bolsonaro

Hearings committee offers golden opportunity for Bolsonaro
Speaker Arthur Lira is “running the cattle herd” through the House. Photo: Isac Nóbrega/PR

The Brazilian political spotlight is trained on the Senate, which is carrying out an inquiry into the government’s pandemic response. While the probe puts enormous pressure on...

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