Opinion: Brazil’s Next Impeachment?

The judiciary was the last, best hope of most citizens, who dreamt of eliminating corruption.

Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, by a 4-3 decision, Brazil’s highest electoral court (TSE) decided to absolve the Dilma/Temer 2014 campaign ticket of charges that they had abused the powers of office by receiving graft. The decision is extraordinary for any number of reasons.

The most important is that it has definitely undermined the confidence Brazilians have placed in their judicial system. No thinking person still has any hope for the executive or legislative branches, which are as marbled by corruption as Wagyu beef is by fat. The judiciary was the last . . .

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