RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Outgoing United States Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, said in an interview with 'O Estado de Sao Paulo' that the threat of not holding elections in 2022, as expressed by some top officials of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration, is not a serious problem. “Democracy is rock-solid in Brazil, the cancer is corruption.”
Ambassador Chapman, who is completing a round of visits and contacts before he retires from the US diplomatic service, downplayed any chances of a coup in Brazil, “For us, democracy is nonnegotiable, and Brazil is a super democratic country. All those who . . .