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
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 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
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

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
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

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
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
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