Bolsonaro Government’s Advocacy of Authoritarianism Alarms Other Powers

The immediate reactions to Minister Paulo Guedes' speech on the AI-5, by STF Presiding Justice Dias Toffoli,and by Chamber of Deputies President Rodrigo Maia, were almost educational.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jair Bolsonaro's repeated flirtations with authoritarian symbols have heightened the climate of distrust among the legislature and the judiciary, and have reinforced the view in both branches that the country's stability and legal and institutional security increasingly rests on Congress and the Federal Supreme Court . . .

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