SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Widespread criticism swept through Brazil on Thursday after lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, one of the sons of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, suggested that if protesters took to the streets against his father’s administration, the government could adopt measures used during Brazil’s military dictatorship.

“Should a radicalization of the left occur, we will need to answer and the answer could come via ‘a new AI-5’,” said the younger Bolsonaro, when asked to comment on the recent political turbulence in neighboring countries Argentina and Chile

The mere mention of the Institutional Act Number 5, better known . . .

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