Militarization of Politics in Brazil
14 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2018 Last revised: 7 May 2018
Date Written: April 5, 2018
The article provides analyses of the recent events in Brazil that culminated in a movement that I call “militarization of politics.” Changes in military jurisdiction, political speeches by members of the Armed Forces, a “federal interference” commanded by militaries in the State of Rio de Janeiro, the fulfillment of the traditional civilian offices in federal government (as the Ministry of Defense), parallel to the absence of criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity during the dictatorship of 1964-1985, paved the way for poor results in terms of public security and a growing peril for the Constitutional Democratic State designed by the Constitution of 1988.
Keywords: Armed Forces, Politics, Brazil, Human Rights, Transitional Justice
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