Interview: Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi
Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. According to Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi, "We learned from this that the endurance of democratic innovations is strongly compromised by their lack of institutionalization. Only those participatory institutions created by law could not be demolished by Bolsonaro, thanks to a decision of the Supreme Court. Nonetheless, he made the work of those remaining participatory institutions impossible, cutting resources and preventing civil society’s representatives from working."