As I’ve argued since the beginning of the year, the Lava Jato investigation is one of two things: either a limited initiative that stops after ensnaring its primary targets, or a thoroughgoing campaign-cum-crusade that ends up eviscerating the whole political class. It’s hard to decide which would be preferable. The one would be, effectively, a highly … Continue reading Dirty hands, broken car wash: anti-corruption and the Brazilian crisis
Right-wing protests in 2015 loudly demanded Dilma’s ouster. The left consequently rallied around não vai ter golpe! – “there will be no coup!” With Dilma now impeached, protests resound to Fora Temer and Diretas Já! – “Temer Out” and “Direct Elections Now!” In turn, O Globo newspaper responded with an editorial Sunday (18/09) arguing that, in fact, new elections would be … Continue reading So was it a coup then?
As means of a first post, it is only right that I start with the gravest issue of the day – the completion of impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff. Democracy has taken a beating across the world in past years, and today is another sad day. The impeachment of a democratically elected president on utterly … Continue reading A sad day for democracy