Weekly Report - 18 June 2020 (WR-20-24)

BRAZIL: Anti-democratic acts exacerbate tensions

Brazil’s supreme court (STF) stands on the Praça dos Três Poderes in Brasília, opposite the Planalto palace, the seat of the federal government. The congressional building, which houses the senate and the chamber of deputies, stands to the west, completing a triangle designed to represent the independence and harmony between Brazil’s legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. This harmony is currently being severely tested, not least because of escalating attacks against the STF from radical right-wingers who support President Jair Bolsonaro. 

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