Opinion: Fachin’s Lists in Brazil

Justice Fachin has now authorized conducting formal investigations of an absolutely astonishing number of politicians.

Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the Ides of March, Federal Chief Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot submitted 320 petitions to Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), or, more precisely, to Justice Fachin, who is the reporting justice.

Yesterday, less than a month later, Justice Fachin, based on the evidence in those petitions, has now authorized conducting formal investigations of an absolutely astonishing number of politicians.

Consider: eight Ministers in Temer’s Cabinet, almost one . . .

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