Tsavkko Garcia, Raphael
Publication year: 2022

Data shows that Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro worked an average of three hours and 10 minutes a day in January. It is hard to imagine that he decided to work more in February and March.

In just over three hours, however, Bolsonaro was able to amass more controversies.

The most recent is his proposal to change the notorious Anti-Terrorism Law, approved by then-President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, the year Brazil hosted the Olympics. Many pointed out at the time that the law was a response to the mobilizations that shook Brazil in June 2013 and the 2014 protests against the World Cup.

Experts also criticized the law for opening up loopholes for the criminalization of social movements and activists. These fears proved real when, in 2018, deputies tried to change the law to criminalize online activities, and now again with Bolsonaro’s clear attempt to criminalize social movements by adding to the definition of terrorism “violent actions with political or ideological purposes.”

Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 31/03/2022.

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