Opinion: Is Brazil Experiencing a Mild Dictatorship?

Democracy may also come to be sacrificed to the tactic of undermining its institutions through fear and violence.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) With each passing day, Brazil wakes up with the feeling that, more than a democracy, it is experiencing a mild dictatorship. Mild because President Jair Bolsonaro was elected at the polls and because, theoretically, the institutions are still officially standing.

But there is no doubt that the country has a growing feeling that such institutions, like Congress and the Supreme Court, are besieged by the President's authoritarian decisions and the ongoing threats against them on social media.

The seeming change displayed by the President on Sunday during the rally in his favor at the . . .

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