Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The institutional foundations of Brazil are under attack from each other, and from within.
The President and his economic team have been running pitched battles with the so-called “Centrão”, where the corrupt minnow parties in Congress want a larger share of governmental spoils before they will vote in favor of much-needed reforms. The President hurts himself by appointing well-known, well-heeled wheeler-dealers as ministers, characters who are familiar with the smoke-filled back rooms where crooked lobbyists go to play.
The Chamber of Deputies ousted . . .