Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
State

MILITARY POLICE ALLEGEDLY KILLS 17 PEOPLE IN MANAUS, AMONGST THEM A CHILD, DURING POLICE OPERATION, AND STATE GOVERNOR REACTS BY POSTING COMPLIMENTS TO THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA

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

Read more about it here [1] and about police brutality in prison riots in Manaus [2]

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

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER APPOINTS MILITARY OFFICIAL WITHOUT TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS AS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENT AND RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES (‘IBAMA’) IN THE STATE OF AMAZONAS

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

Read more about it here – in Portuguese [find out here] and about the appointment of unqualified staff to executive bodies here [1]. Read also about the context of militarization of environmental protection public bodies here [2]. Members of the military without the necessary tecnhical qualifications were also nominated as superintendents in the states of Amapá [find out here] and Pará [find out here], for example.

Apr 16 2020
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO ENABLES THE EXPLORATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR INCLUDING CONSERVATION UNITS AND FISHING TERMINALS IN THE INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (‘PPI’)

Theme(s)
Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Decrease of control and/ or centralization of power
State
Amazonas, Pará, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Sul

Read more about this program here [1] and about this episode – in Portuguese [find out here]

May 28 2020
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
State

VICE-PRESIDENT GOES AGAINST DATA FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SPACE RESEARCH (‘INPE’) AND AFFIRMS THAT AMAZON DEFORESTATION HAS DROPPED

Theme(s)
Environment
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies
State
Amazonas

Read more about it here [1] and about Inpe [2]

Jun 09 2020
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

OPERATION ‘VERDE BRASIL 2’ DOES NOT INSPECT ILLEGAL MINING IN AMAZON

Theme(s)
Armed Forces, Security and Environment
Emergency Measures
Flexibilization of control
State
Amazonas

Read more about it here [1]

Sep 09 2020
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
State

CHIEF MINISTER OF THE INSTITUTIONAL SECURITY OFFICE DOWNPLAYS AMAZON RAINFOREST FIRES, CALLING THEM ‘SMALL BONFIRES’

Theme(s)
Environment, Negationism
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies
State
Amazonas

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

Nov 04 2020
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

HEALTH MINISTRY CONSIDERS ‘INADMISSIBLE’ TO NOT ADOPT INEFFECTIVE ‘EARLY TREATMENT’ AMID SANITARY COLLAPSE IN THE CITY OF MANAUS

Theme(s)
Negationism, Science
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies
State
Amazonas

Read more about it here [1] and more about the situation in the city of Manaus here [2]

Jan 07 2021
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

BOLSONARO BLAMES AMAZONAS STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE STATE’S CAPITAL MAYOR FOR THE INCREASE IN COVID CASES, REAFFIRMING THAT ‘EARLY TREATMENT’ SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED DESPITE LACK OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

Theme(s)
Administration, Health
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies
State
Amazonas

Read more about the health system collapse in Amazonas State [1] and how ‘early treatment’ discourse has been spreading in Brazil through various governmental and non-governmental institutions [2]

Jan 12 2021
 
Type of power
Formal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY AUTHORIZES THE USE OF THE NATIONAL FORCE TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS TARGETING DRUG TRAFFICKING IN THE STATE OF AMAZONAS

Theme(s)
Environment, Public security, Security and Environment
Emergency Measures
Increased police power
State
Amazonas

Read more about it here – in Portuguese [find out here]. On February 2021 the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) started a project in collaboration with the Brazilian government [1]. Read more about the context here [2] [3]

Jan 12 2021
 
Type of power
Informal power
Branch
Executive
Power Level
Federal

PRESIDENT BOLSONARO AND HEALTH MINISTER ASSOCIATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM COLLAPSE IN MANAUS TO LOCAL CLIMATE AND LACK OF INEFFECTIVE ‘EARLY TREATMENT’, BUT THE SUPPOSED CORRELATION HAS NO SCIENTIFIC GROUNDS

Theme(s)
Health, Negationism, Science
Authoritarian Inventory measures
Construction of enemies
State
Amazonas

Read more about this episode here – in Portuguese [find out here], about the health system collapse in Amazonas State [1] and how ‘early treatment’ discourse has been spreading in Brazil through various governmental and non-governmental institutions [2]

Jan 14 2021
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