The theme of legal resistance within the State has an easy solution only at first sight – when we observe public servants (whoever they may be) acting in defense of democracy, the institutions of the rule of law, and the very security necessary for the affirmation of Federal Constitution.
Jair Bolsonaro's presidency marks a rupture with the century-old Brazilian diplomatic tradition dating back to the Baron of Rio Branco in the early twentieth century and the continuity of well-developed, balanced, pragmatic, and professional practices. Not only is Jair Bolsonaro the worst president in Brazilian history, but also responsible for what will certainly be acknowledged as the worst foreign policy.
September 7th is one of the most important celebratory dates in Brazil. The value of independence and the release from the Portuguese monarchy meant that we could finally live by our own interests. Tomorrow, a series of protests pro-Bolsonaro are happening around the world to show support to the most rejected president in Brazil’s democratic history. These are also an effort of very noisy few to discredit institutions like the Federal Court and the Legislative Power. How can our institutions hold their trust and stop more far-right movements from getting to power and threatening democracy?
Edited and reviewed by Giovanna Imbernon and Anna Paula Bennech. "Brazil is a country marked by historical inequalities. Therefore, the poorest population is the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This effect was expected. However, President Bolsonaro’s lack of commitment to the health of the Brazilians surprised everyone. A series of meaningless statements integrates Bolsonaro’s speech. He said: “the virus is like a mild cold;” “no restrictive measures are necessary to control the spread of the virus;” and “drugs not approved by the FDA can be used to prevent the disease.” Making matters worse, Bolsonaro delayed the arrival of vaccines in the country."
Translated and Reviewed by Matheus Lucas Hebling. "Many phrases define the country. One of the best known today is: “Brazil is not for amateurs”. In other words, very proud boasted that we were the country of the future: in the present, however, it can be seen that we have demolished the wealth and national institutions like no one else. The ball was in turn for Petrobras - not only because of the militarized intervention in his presidency but above all because of the leakage of sensitive information that led to a drastic drop in the value of the company and its shares."
This article is based on two premises: The first is to show that democracies weaken no longer through authoritarian institutions, but rather people who are within the democratic game and favor flexible institutions and laws to lead the country to an authoritarian regime; the second is that cases like Hungary's, it can make us learn so that we have stronger democracies.