Jungmann: There Will Not Be a Coup in Brazil

By Raul Jungmann

An intervention is not being planned, and wouldn’t have enough support, says the country’s most recent civilian defense minister.

This article was adapted from a column first published by the think tank IREE. BRASÍLIA — The question comes up all the time. In interviews, conversations and meetings, I am constantly asked: Will there be a coup in Brazil And my answer is always the same: No. Here are my arguments, which also haven’t changed. People who fear a coup—either in good faith or because they see a political benefit from instilling this fear—usually bring up the 1964 intervention that marked the beginning of the country’s 20-year military dictatorship. But this is a very tenuous comparison. In...

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