How Jair Bolsonaro outsmarted Sergio Moro

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Jair Bolsonaro (L) and Sergio Moro

Protesters took to the streets on Sunday afternoon in 22 Brazilian states in defense of sweeping five-year corruption investigation Operation Car Wash. Decked out in yellow and green and draped in Brazilian flags, demonstrators showed their opposition to the so-called “Abuse of Office Act,” a proposal approved by Congress which punishes excesses committed by prosecutors and judges, seen by some factions of the electorate as an effort to curtail Car Wash investigations.

There was also criticism of the Supreme Court, with thousands in attendance following the rallying cry to “fecha tudo!“—to shut down the country’s highest court entirely. Interestingly enough,...

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