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Tag: Centrão

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) Back in 1993, running for President after serving in Congress for four years, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva famously said that “300 picaretas” formed a majority of the 513 seats in Brazil’s lower house...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro was elected on the promise of breaking with the old politics of "one hand washes the other", but according to analysts, the president’s political power is being undermined by this congressional...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon’s prior submission pointed out the similarity between today’s Russia and Brazil: both have developed a “Sistema” where “business and the state have merged in a union of total and...
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...

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