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Brazil’s top Justice suggests trimming the influence of political parties and an end to cupola deals

Wednesday, June 26th 2013 - 05:13 UTC
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The president of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal (Supreme Court) Joaquim Barbosa argued in favour of diminishing the influence of political parties in decisions referred to the Brazilian people’s interest and supports the introduction of what he called “puffs of popular expression” in the current political system. Read full article


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  • reality check

    Saw a piece on sky news shot in a Favela, is that what they are called, overlooking the beautiful modern city of Rio.

    What struck me was the contrast between the two, the have and the have nots.
    It can not be right, that in such an emerging economy, there are so many have nots.

    Makes you wonder, just who will be filling the seats at the next Olympics.

    Please do not get me wrong, I wish them every success in holding the games and am deffinately looking forward to seeing them and more of Brazil.

    Yet I can not help feeling that morally these demonstrators are right.

    Jun 26th, 2013 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Yes, they are very right.
    And Barbosa will eventually start commenting authoritatively about more than just the Constitution, law and the judicary. When he kicks off about the wrongs in Brasilian society you will know that he has decided to prepare for the top office. Good luck to him.

    Jun 26th, 2013 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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