Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Letter to the Editor: Brazil’s Democracy Is Strong

Brazil’s ambassador to the United States responds.
President Jair Bolsonaro at a ceremony in Brasília on March 29.Marcos Corrêa/PR
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The article “An Insecure Bolsonaro prepares for his own January 6,” published on March 30, deviates from the sober and reasonable content that one has come to expect from Americas Quarterly. Based on a forced analogy with American politics and pure speculation, the article incorrectly states that democracy in Brazil is under imminent danger. In fact, not the slightest sign of a rupture exists in our nation’s institutions, which have consistently proved their vigor.

Any serene observer can appreciate that Brazil, one of the world’s biggest democracies with a vibrant civil society, upholds fair elections, separation of powers and due process of law. The Brazilian armed forces are strictly professional and observant of their constitutional role.


Nestor Forster Jr.


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