Brazil is a democracy that holds competitive elections. The political arena, though polarized, is characterized by vibrant public debate. However, independent journalists and civil society activists risk harassment and violent attack, political violence is high, and the government has struggled to address crime and disproportionate violence against and economic exclusion of minorities. Corruption is endemic at top levels, and governmental transparency has decreased, contributing to widespread disillusionment among the public. Societal discrimination and violence against LGBT+ people remain serious problems.
Freedom on the Net — Brazil Country Report
Brazil is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
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