It’s been almost a month since the beginning of the Jair Bolsonaro administration—and it has been an uphill struggle trying to work out what exactly is going on. Members of the Brazilian government have sent messages in different directions, and the number of U-turns and retractions seems to be unprecedented. Many feel that Mr. Bolsonaro’s strategy is to create controversy in order to turn our attention to one way—so we won’t pay attention to what he is really up to, much like Donald Trump in the United States.
So we ask: what is this administration really doing so far?
To answer that question, we at The Brazilian Report have created a brand new newsletter service: Brazil On The Record. Every 15 days, we will publish the most important laws, decrees, administrative acts, and executive orders approved by the Brazilian government — and published on the Federal Register (the Diário Oficial da União).
If something has not been published on the Federal Register, it doesn’t exist, as far as the Brazilian government is concerned.
Acess our first issue here — or read it below.
To inquire about subscription fees, please contact our Communications Officer Laura Quirin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Why you should subscribe to this service
Brazil’s Federal Register is published on a daily basis — and is the only space in which the federal government can’t lie. But what multiple administrations do is try to camouflage potentially controversial subjects under a thick layer of legalese.
And that’s where we come in. We will break down precisely what you should be paying attention to—sorting the content by subject, to optimize your reading.
You will realize that most of what you will receive in your inbox won’t make headlines in the press. But that doesn’t mean these subjects are not important — or that they aren’t impactful. As you know, newsrooms are getting smaller and most can’t follow what is published on the Federal Record. But we can.
We will not focus on the information that you have seen in the press. What we want to do is bring you what you won’t find in your daily newspaper.