Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO EDITS EMERGENCY DECREE REDUCING THE NUMBER OF MINISTRIES, EXTINGUISHING THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, AND CHANGING THE FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES CONTROL COUNCIL (‘COAF’) TO THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Theme(s)
Administration
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Decrease of control and/ or centralization of power

Read more about it here – in Portuguese [find out here]. Read about the dissolution of the Ministry of Culture here [1] [2]. Read about the dissolution of the Ministry of Labour and Employment here [3]. Later on 2019, Bolsonaro made another change in COAF, transferring it to the Central Bank [4] [find out here]. COAF is especially relevant to Bolsonaro as it investigates suspect payments made to his family by a former aide being investigated for corruption [5] [6]

Jan 01 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO DISSOLVES MINISTRY OF LABOR

Theme(s)
Administration
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Decrease of control and/ or centralization of power

Read more about this episode [1], the consequences of the dissolution of Ministry of Labor – in Portuguese – [2] [find out here]

Jan 01 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO SIGNS EMERGENCY DECREE THAT TRANSFERS THE DEMARCATION OF INDIGENOUS’ AND TRADITIONAL BLACK PEOPLES’ (‘QUILOMBOLAS’) LANDS TO THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

Theme(s)
Environment, Indigenous people
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Attacks on pluralism and minorities

Read more about it here [1] and about Bolsonaro government relations with indigenous peoples [2]

Jan 01 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO ENACTS EMERGENCY DECREE THAT THREATENS NGO’S AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS’ ACTIVITIES

Theme(s)
Civil society participation
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies

Read more about this episode here [1] [2] [3]

Jan 01 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO EXPANDS GENERAL ATTORNEY OF THE UNION’S (‘AGU’) LEGAL ATTRIBUTIONS TO INCLUDE THE DEFENSE OF FEDERAL SECURITY OFFICERS

Theme(s)
Public security
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Legitimation of violence and vigilantism

Read more about this episode here – in Portuguese [find out here] and check an analysis on the first 100 days of Bolsonaro government [1]

Jan 01 2019
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO CURBS PRESS FREEDOM AND IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS ON JOURNALISTS AT HIS PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION CEREMONY

Theme(s)
Information, Press
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies

Read about it here, in Portuguese [find out here]. Read more about Bolsonaro’s attacks on the press in 2019 [1].

Jan 01 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
State

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SÃO PAULO MERGES SECRETARIAT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT WITH INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC BODIES, IMPAIRING ENVIRONMENTAL STATE COUNCIL (‘CONSEMA’) ACTIONS

Theme(s)
Administration, Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Decrease of control and/ or centralization of power
State
São Paulo

Read more about it here – in Portuguese [find out here] and also read profile of the Governor here [1].

Jan 01 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

EDUCATION MINISTER DISSOLVES THE SECRETARIAT FOR THE PROMOTION OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND PROMISES TO ‘FIGHT MARXISM’

Theme(s)
Administration, Education, Gender and sexual orientation
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Attacks on pluralism and minorities

Read about it here [1]. Read more about Education Minister Vélez here [2].

Jan 02 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION REMOVES COMMITMENT TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND PROMOTE THE ETHNICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF THE COUNTRY IN TEXTBOOKS

Theme(s)
Education, Gender and sexual orientation
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Attacks on pluralism and minorities

Read more about it here [1] [2]. Also read more about interventions in the education and the war on leftist ideology here [find out here] [find out here].

Jan 02 2019
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

WOMEN, FAMILY AND HUMAN RIGHTS MINISTER CRITICIZES ‘GENDER IDEOLOGY’ AND SAYS THERE IS A NEW ERA IN BRAZIL, IN WHICH ‘BOYS WEAR BLUE AND GIRLS WEAR PINK’

Theme(s)
Gender and sexual orientation
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Attacks on pluralism and minorities

Read more about it here [1]. Read more about the Minister here [2] [3].

Jan 02 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO GOVERNMENT DETERMINES THE SUSPENSION OF AGRARIAN REFORM FOR INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME

Theme(s)
Agrarian reform, Civil society participation, Security and Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Attacks on pluralism and minorities

Read more about this episode here – in Portuguese [find out here] and news related to it [1]

Jan 03 2019
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
State

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF RIO DE JANEIRO SAYS THE STATE NEEDS ITS OWN ‘GUANTANAMO’, A PRISON ACKNOWLEDGED FOR ITS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, FOR THE IMPRISONMENT OF DRUG DEALERS

Theme(s)
Penal and socioeducational system, Prisons
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Legitimation of violence and vigilantism
State
Rio de Janeiro

Read more about it here [1]. The governor has also defended the end of conjugal visits for prisoners, remember about it here [find out here]. Also read more about police brutality in Rio de Janeiro here [2]

Jan 03 2019
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO ACCUSES MEDIA OF MAKING UP STORIES ‘TWENTY-FOUR-SEVEN’ WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT INFORMATION

Theme(s)
Information, Press
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies

Read more about this statement here – in Portuguese [find out here]. Read more about Bolsonaro’s remarks on fake news and the press here [1]

Jan 05 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXTINGUISHES ENVIRONMENT SECRETARIAT SPECIALIZED ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Theme(s)
Administration, Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Decrease of control and/ or centralization of power

Read more about this episode here – in Portuguese [find out here], the dismantling of environmental protection policies [1] and the resignation of the former Environment Minister [find out here]

Jan 07 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENT (‘Ibama’) PRESIDENT RESIGNS AFTER CLASHES WITH BOLSONARO AND ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

Theme(s)
Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Violation of institutional autonomy

Read more about this episode here [1] and the context of continuous attacks from the Bolsonaro administration against environmental protection bodies and policies [2]

Jan 07 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

STATE TV USES ‘BOLSONARO GOVERNMENT’ LOGO ON AIR, WHICH IS FORBIDDEN BY THE CONSTITUTION

Theme(s)
Advertising and propaganda
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Violation of institutional autonomy

Read more about the context of Bolsonaro’s relationship with the media and the instrumentalization of state networks here [1]

Jan 08 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BRAZIL WITHDRAWS FROM UN GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION (‘GCM’)

Theme(s)
International relations, Migration
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Attacks on pluralism and minorities

Read more about it here [1] [2]

Jan 08 2019
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

WOMEN, FAMILY AND HUMAN RIGHTS MINISTER CRITICIZES THE FACT THAT THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH HAS LOST SPACE IN SCHOOLS TO SCIENCE

Theme(s)
Academic freedom, Education, Religion
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies

Read more about this context here [1] [2]

Jan 09 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
State

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF RIO DE JANEIRO CENSORS THEATER PLAY WITH NUDITY SCENE

Theme(s)
Artistic freedom, Culture
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Attacks on pluralism and minorities
State
Rio de Janeiro

Read more about it here [1] [2].

Jan 13 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH’S (‘INEP’) PRESIDENT IS EXONERATED AFTER BOLSONARO CRITICIZED THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL EXAMINATION’S (‘ENEM’) ADOPTION OF LGBT VOCABULARY

Theme(s)
Administration, Education, Gender and sexual orientation
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Violation of institutional autonomy

Read more about it here [1] and more about the context here [2]

Jan 14 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO ENACTS DECREE THAT EXPANDS ACCESS TO GUN OWNERSHIP BY COMMON CITIZENS

Theme(s)
Gun control, Security and Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Legitimation of violence and vigilantism

Read more about it here [1] [2] [3] [4]. Read more about Bolsonaro’s campaign vows to loosen gun rules here [5] [6]

Jan 15 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
State

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SÃO PAULO VETOES APPROVED BILL CREATING COMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND PREVENTION OF TORTURE IN PRISONS

Theme(s)
Torture
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Legitimation of violence and vigilantism
State
São Paulo

Read more about it here [1]

Jan 17 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
State

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF SÃO PAULO ENACTS DECREE TO TIGHTEN RULES ON PROTESTS

Theme(s)
Political positioning, Public security
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies
State
São Paulo

Read report about the decree and the use of force on social protests here [1] and about racism in the state response to social protests here [2]

Jan 18 2019
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL STUDIES AND RESEARCH (‘INEP’) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL HIGH-SCHOOL EXAM (‘ENEM’), SAYS THAT BOLSONARO OWNS IT AND CAN DECIDE ON ANY EXAM CHANGES

Theme(s)
Education
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Violation of institutional autonomy

Read more about it here – in Portuguese [find out here]

Jan 18 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

DECREE ALTERS ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT AGENTS ALLOWED TO CLASSIFY PUBLIC DATA AS ‘ULTRA-SECRET’,MAKING THEM INACCESSIBLE TO CIVIL SOCIETY FOR 25 YEARS

Theme(s)
Transparency
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Decrease of control and/ or centralization of power

Read more about Brazilian Access to Information Act and government transparency here [1] and about this episode – in Portuguese [find out here]

Jan 23 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Legislative
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO AND HIS ALLIES IN CONGRESS CELEBRATE LGBT+ SUPPORTER CONGRESSMAN RESIGNATION, WHO ALSO DECIDED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AFTER DEATH THREATS

Theme(s)
Political positioning
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies

Read more about it here [1] [2] [3] [4]

Jan 24 2019
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

CONTENT CONSIDERED ‘LEFTIST’ IS EXCLUDED FROM PUBLIC TV CHANNEL AIMED AT DEAF PEOPLE

Theme(s)
Education, Political positioning
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies

Read more about it here – in Portuguese [find out here]. Read more about changes in the Ministery of Education and anti-leftist agenda here [1] [2] [3]

Jan 30 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive, Legislative
Power Level
State

LAW FACILITATING PRIOR RESTRAINT AND CRIMINALIZATION OF ARTISTS IS SANCTIONED IN THE STATE OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL

Theme(s)
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Legitimation of violence and vigilantism
State
Rio Grande do Sul

Read more about it, in Portuguese, here [find out here] and here [1] and read more about the doctrine of prior restraint [2].

Jan 30 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

MILITARY OFFICER CANCELS TV TALK SHOW CREATED DURING THE REDEMOCRATIZATION OF THE COUNTRY, AND THE NEW DIRECTION TRIES TO INTERFERE IN ITS EXHIBITION

Theme(s)
Artistic freedom
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies

Read more about it, in Portuguese, here [find out here] and here [1] and read about the dismantling of Brazil’s public media [2] and the censorship promoted by the military regime [3].

Jan 30 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTE FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION (ICMBIO) EXONERATES CHIEF OF PROTECTED PARK FERNANDO DE NORONHA, ONE OF THE MOST BIODIVERSE AREAS IN THE COUNTRY.

Theme(s)
Administration, Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Violation of institutional autonomy
State
Pernambuco

Leias as análises sobre a gestão de Fernando de Noronha inspirada em práticas internacionais, o histórico de demissões por discordância com o governo e as decisões da gestão que fragilizam o controle ambiental.

Jan 31 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTE FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION (‘ICMBIO’) EXONERATES CHIEF OF PROTECTED PARK FERNANDO DE NORONHA, ONE OF THE MOST BIODIVERSE AREAS IN THE COUNTRY

Theme(s)
Administration, Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Violation of institutional autonomy
State
Pernambuco

Read more about Bolsonaro government environmental policy here [1] and about this episode – in Portuguese [find out here]

Jan 31 2019
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

AFTER HUMAN RIGHTS, FAMILY AND WOMEN MINISTER’S INDICATION, JUSTICE MINISTER NOMINATES POLICEMEN WITH NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS’ FIELD TO THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OMBUDSMAN OFFICE

Theme(s)
Public security
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Violation of institutional autonomy

Read more about it here – in Portuguese [find out here]. Read more about Human Rights Minister political stances here [1] [2] [3]

Jan 31 2019
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