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Why the Lava Jato Leaks Are Bad News for Brazil's Opposition

July 17, 2019

Ever since Jair Bolsonaro's election as president last October, Brazil’s opposition has been in tatters. Reeling and unable to respond to the president’s rapid-fire absurdities, left-of-center parties have been largely transformed into spectators. Cabinet infighting and Bolsonaro’s behavior have dominated headlines, and led to growing discontent among moderates over the president's style of governing. But a leaderless opposition has failed to articulate its own competing narrative. 

Recent events suggest this trend will continue – and that in the opposition’s struggle to find a new...

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