Operation Car Wash’s public enemy number one

Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes
Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes. Photo: Marcelo Camargo/ABr

On Sunday afternoon, various cities around Brazil saw demonstrations of pro-Jair Bolsonaro groups calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes, the current bête noire of the Brazilian far-right. While calls for the protest dominated social media for the entirety of last week, with a series of different hashtags dominating the trending charts and hinting towards large numbers on the streets, the demos themselves were sparse.

In the week leading up to the protests, The Brazilian Report met with Gilmar Mendes at his Brasília law school and think-tank to talk about how he is perceived by...

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