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Brazilian Populism: Good for Politicians, Bad for the Poor

Populism reflects the rhetorical style of political leaders who claim to govern directly for ...

In Brazil, Many Laws Are for Englishman’s Eyes Only

Due to the chasm in Brazil that exists between law on paper and “law” ...

In Brazil, Rule of Law Is for the Birds

Brazil is a nation suffering from a substantial lack of commitment to the rule ...

No Law Will Make the Brazilian Judiciary Abide by the Laws

Since it was enacted in October 1988, the Brazilian Constitution has developed judicial independence ...

For Many Brazilian Intellectuals There Is no Salvation Outside Marxism

For a constitutional democracy to become a reality in practice, not just in theory, ...

For This Brazilian Harvard Law Professor Rule of Law is Fraud

An academic who occupies a prominent place in Brazil’s politics is Roberto Mangabeira Unger, ...

For Much of Brazil’s Intelligentsia Caudillo Chavez Is a Symbol of Democracy

Since some intellectuals in Brazil have little or no respect for the liberal-democratic traditions ...

For Women Brazil Is a Paradise. A Shame It’s Only on Paper.

Brazil’s legal protection of women’s rights has been praised by the Inter-American Commission on ...

The Church Is Keeping Marx Alive in Brazil and Undermining the Rule of Law

One would not be mistaken to assert that, although Brazil constitutes the largest Catholic ...

Jeitinho, Brazil’s Creative Way to Break the Law and Feel Virtuous About It

American historian Robert M. Levine, director of Latin American Studies at the University of ...