Opinion: The Palace Coup in Brasília, a Smidgen

Opinion, by the Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday’s (and today’s) news about the Lava-Jato (“Car Wash”) arrests has driven from the front pages the fact that President Dilma, under pressure to name a new coven of Ministers, has failed to do so, preferring a jaunt to Brisbane for a G20 meet and greet.

The reason for this crass procrastination is quite simple: a power struggle is now going on in Brasília. This struggle . . .

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