Paulo Guedes Reiterates Threat of Dictatorship Decree and Radical Attack by Bolsonaro’s Government

At a time when the president insists on increasing the exclusion of illegality to protect excesses of law enforcement officials, the Minister of Economy brings back the specter of a decree of the dictatorship.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On December 13th, 1968, when the Government of Marshal Costa e Silva promulgated the decree known as  Institutional Act number 5 (AI-5), the Minister of Finance Antonio Delfim Netto justified his vote in favor of the measure as follows: "I believe that the revolution came not only to restore administrative morality in this country but mainly to create the conditions that would allow it to modify the structures . . .

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