During his participation in yet another quasi-putschist demonstration this past Sunday, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro made sure to increase speculation about the role of the military within his administration. “The people are with us, the Armed Forces — alongside law, order, democracy, and liberty — are with us as well,” he said. Mr. Bolsonaro went on to say that the government was “on the edge” and that there was no longer any room for negotiations. “From now on, we will enforce the Constitution […] at any cost,” he said, to his assembled supporters.
This was a not-so-veiled attack on the Supreme Court, which has gotten in Mr. Bolsonaro’s way on a number of occasions over the past month. Most notably,