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Bolsonaro’s Attacks on Brazilian Environmental Agencies: When “Money Talks” May Have the Last Word

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília Brazil’s environmental protection going downhill has been recently highlighted by major newspapers. The Economist, on its first cover of August, featured the following headline: “Deathwatch for the Amazon: The Threat of Runaway Deforestation”. The New York Times, just a few days before, published the report “Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader,

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Published on August 28, 2019
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The Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court: Institutional and Constitutional Self-Destruction

—Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer & Thomas da Rosa de Bustamante, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) The emergence of undemocratic political practices in Brazil, at least from the point of view of the executive branch, has become a general concern. One specific behavior that has attracted

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Bolsonaro’s Unconstitutional Support for the Brazilian Civil-Military Dictatorship of 1964-1985

—Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development;Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Jair Bolsonaro was recently elected in an election tainted, particularly, by his long-held defense of the Brazilian dictatorship of 1964-1985. Once he took office, despite

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Published on April 12, 2019
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Brazil’s New Government: Risks to Constitutional Democracy

–Antonio Moreira Maués, Federal University of Pará With the election of Jair Bolsonaro as President, Brazil definitively joined the list of countries in which constitutional democracy is in danger. Although the 1988 Constitution had marked the transition to democracy, and had functioned decently for over two decades, the system  has been under serious strain since

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Published on February 27, 2019
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Brazil’s “False Consciousness of Time”: The Rise of Jair Bolsonaro

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Guy Debord, the radical French philosopher whose words impacted the world during the protests of May 1968, once wrote: “The spectacle, considered as the reigning society’s method for paralyzing history and memory and for suppressing any history based on historical time, represents

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Published on November 10, 2018
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What do “Constitutional Reforms” on the 30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution Really Mean?

[Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Estefânia Maria de Queiroz Barboza, Federal University of Parana and International University Center (Uninter); Melina Girardi Fachin, Federal University of Parana Like many contemporary democratic constitutions, the Brazilian Constitution establishes

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Between Past and Future: The 30 Years of the Brazilian Constitution

[Editor’s Note: This is the first entry in our symposium on the “30th Anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution.” The introduction to the symposium is available here.] —Cristiano Paixão and Paulo Blair,University of Brasília Constitutions exist in time. Not only the the linear count of the days, months and years in which they seek to provide a legal and political

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Published on October 10, 2018
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Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium: 30 Years of the 1988 Brazilian Constitution

[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a one-week symposium on the 30th anniversary of the Brazilian Constitution. We are grateful to our conveners, Professors Glauco Salomão Leite and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to explore this pivotal and turbulent moment in Brazilian constitutionalism.] —Glauco Salomão Leite, Catholic University of Pernambuco and University of Pernambuco & Juliano

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Published on October 9, 2018
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