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A Nightmare Scenario in Brazil’s Institutional Crisis

June 12, 2020

Imagine, if you will: It’s 7 am on a sunny morning in Balneário Camboriú, a beach town in southern Brazil A team of Federal Police agents pull up outside the home of Luciano Hang, a business mogul and prominent supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro famous for his leprechaun-green suits The agents carry an order, issued by the Supreme Court, to arrest Hang for allegedly financing an illegal “fake news” operation during the 2018 presidential election But they discover the home is barricaded shut Hang has been tipped off He appears an hour later in Brasilia, smiling, next to the...

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