The disregard for democracy and its principles was prominent in the statements of the
Bolsonaro family once again.This time, the deputy of Sao Paulo Eduardo Bolsonaro said he
would use Institutional Act No. 5 to refrain a potential radicalization of the left in Brazil.
Institutional Act No. 5 from 1968, known as AI-5, institutionalized repression, censorship and
persecution against political opponents of the government in power - allowing arrests, torture
and executions, as well as determining the closure of the National Congress and state
assemblies. AI-5 was the decree that undermined democratic freedoms, resulting in 20,000
victims of torture, more than 400 deaths and disappearances, 7,000 exiles and 800 arrests for