Power

How Brazil’s Supreme Court undermines anti-corruption efforts

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Supreme Court Justice GIlmar Mendes
supreme court corruption
Supreme Court Justice GIlmar Mendes

In the first half of 2018, the Brazilian Supreme Court has already tried over 64,000 cases – with over 41,300 others still pending. If that sounds excessive, it is. But the number is much smaller than it used to be: midway through 2010, Brazil’s 11 Justices had 121,000 cases in front of...

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