RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Elected in the 2018 elections and with a discourse contrary to traditional politics, the governors of Santa Catarina, Amazonas, and Rio de Janeiro became the target of impeachment petitions for suspected irregularities in their administration during the novel coronavirus crisis and for complaints of a lack of dialogue with the state legislature. If state deputies pursue the cases, Brazil may have its first case of impeachment of a governor since 1957.
That year, the Legislative Assembly of Alagoas removed Muniz Falcão, to this day the only head state executive who was prevented from remaining in . . .