RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An excerpt from Federal Prosecutor General (PGR) Augusto Aras's interview with TV presenter Pedro Bial has shocked Federal Supreme Court (STF) justices and legal scholars. In the interview, Aras stated that a governmental Power - Executive, Legislative or Judicial - that invades the jurisdiction of another Power could trigger an intervention by the Armed Forces.
The immediate reaction to the statement was so critical that a few hours later, Aras was forced to backtrack and publish an explanatory note on the site of the Public Prosecutor's Office.
Aras is interpreting Article 142 of the Constitution, which . . .