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Brazilian Senate faces a tense week ahead

Happy Monday! This week: Bolsonaro’s fight with the Supreme Court puts the Senate in the hot seat. Plus: divisions within Congress. And how Brazil burns an area equivalent to England in size every year.

Senate squeezed between Bolsonaro and Supreme Court

Senate President Senator Rodrigo Pacheco. Photo: Marcelo Camargo/ABr
Senate President Senator Rodrigo Pacheco. Photo: Marcelo Camargo/ABr

Over the weekend, President Jair Bolsonaro ramped up his provocations against the Supreme Court, tweeting that he will request the Senate impeach Justices Luís Roberto Barroso and Alexandre de Moraes. They are, respectively, the presiding judge of the Superior Electoral Court and the rapporteur of an investigation into far-right social media troll armies.

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