Ante la virtual ratificación de Michel Temer como presidente, surge la pregunta de si su Gobierno bailará al ritmo de la democracia circense o de los escándalos de corrupción que seguirán siendo destapados.
Populism, a resilient phenomenon in Latin America, has enabled and relied on the inclusion of politically alienated masses to legitimize the weakening of institutions. How is court empowerment and independence possible in the face of such a powerful anti-institutional force? This research argues that the answer may be found in the same mechanisms that enable populism: popularity and legitimacy.
Just as the political crisis in Brazil heads toward the final Senate vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, Brazilians have turned their attention to the XXI Olympiad that began on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to bringing in an all-white male cabinet, Brazilian interim president Michel Temer has made his priorities clear as he downgrades the importance of human rights and looks to end constitutional spending requirements on health and education.
This week’s program analyzes the rocky beginnings of the administration of Interim President Michelle Temer in Brazil. The program also provides an analysis of the Copa America in its centennial year, which includes a preview of this weekend’s finale between Argentina and Chile.
Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president, had big plans for change in Brazil ever since the possibility of suspending Dilma Rousseff became tangible. But last week he saw his third minister resign, tainted with corruption allegations.
The program recounts the historic movements to suspend President Rousseff from office this past week along with how Michel Temer has moved initially to fill the role of interim president. The program also provides a preview of this weekend’s presidential vote in the Dominican Republic.