Lula: my greatest pleasure would be to get out of here and Moro and Dallagnol in

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Lula: my greatest pleasure would be to get out of here and Moro in, he and Dallagnol

In his historic interview on TV 247, former President Lula spoke about Lava Jato, the destruction of the Amazon, Jair Bolsonaro’s lack of decorum, and the role of the United States in the 2016 coup. “I don’t want to leave here with half guilt. I want to go out with 100% of my innocence. I’m not a pigeon, put them on the anklet. My greatest pleasure would be to get out of here and Moro come in. He and Dallagnol, “he said.

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247 – The interview given by former President Lula to journalists Mauro Lopes, Paulo Moreira Leite and Pepe Escobar, from TV 247, was full of important messages about what is going on in Brazil and in the world. Lula expressed outrage at his political prisoner status for more than 500 days, but made it clear that he sleeps peacefully, unlike his tormentors. “Moro has insomnia because he knows he lied. And now he’s playing the clown,” he said, before he even knew that Deltan Dallgnol, demoralized by Vaza Jato, has only been able to sleep on drugs.

Lula sent a direct message to the Federal Supreme Court, which until now has remained cowering before the evident procedural fraud, already denounced by the greatest jurists and intellectuals of Brazil and the world. “I’m tired of calling Moro and Dallagnol liars. I’m hoping someone will have the dignity to read my case and judge on the record,” he said.  “I don’t want to leave here with half the blame. I want to leave with 100% of my innocence. I’m not a pigeon, put them on the anklet. My greatest pleasure would be to get out of here and Moro come in. He and Dallagnol.” full recognition of your innocence.

Regarding the Amazon, Lula made clear the responsibility of the voters of Jair Bolsonaro. “Bolsonaro says that those who are setting fire to the Amazon are the NGOs. Who is setting fire is his business owner,” he said. “Someone needed to take the Bolsonaro by the ear and say, ‘Listen here, kid, be polite.’ We need peace. A president doesn’t have to think about anything other than the welfare of his people,” Lula said. “These people have to understand that they were not elected to be owners of the country. They were elected to govern. Do not destroy the country. They cannot leave delivering Brazil.

The role of the United States

Lula also warned that his lawyers will seek access to documents demonstrating that he is the victim of a US-led international conspiracy that has arrested him and made room for the destruction of democracy in Brazil and the rise of neo-fascism. “We are filing requests from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesting information from the US Department of Justice about US interference in my case,” he said.

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Brazil: Government again makes fun of the people’s poverty

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Government again makes fun of people: people may be unemployed, but have something to eat

Minister Osmar Terra repeated Bolsonaro’s speech and defended that “people may be unemployed but have something to eat”, omitting data on the return of poverty that plagues the country after the 2016 coup, intensified by the current government.

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247 – Citizenship Minister Osmar Terra repeated on Thursday (22) Bolsonaro’s speech that “people may be unemployed but have something to eat “. 

“The poverty reduction speech, which is insistent in the left speech, has no factual evidence, nor the speech that hunger has returned in the Bolsonaro government. People may be unemployed, in a difficult situation, but have something to eat,” said the minister, in a statement to the Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. 

However, some facts were omitted in Terra’s speech. In the period in which former President Lula was at the head of the country – eight years ending December 2010 – there was a 50.64% drop in poverty in the country. 

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in 2013 Brazil managed to reduce extreme poverty – ranked by the number of people living on less than $ 1 a day – by 75% between 2001 and 2012. . 

The current scenario is devastating. In just one year, Brazil had almost 2 million more people living in poverty. Extreme poverty has also grown at a similar level. This is what the Synthesis of Social Indicators (SIS) shows, released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

Brazil: Smoke from Burning Amazon Turns São Paulo Afternoon into Midnight

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Smoke from Burning Amazon Turns São Paulo Afternoon into Midnight

Day became night on the afternoon of Monday (Aug. 19) in São Paulo, Brazil.

Day became night on the afternoon of Monday (Aug. 19) in São Paulo, Brazil.
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There’s so much smoke from wildfires in the Amazon rain-forest that São Paulo plunged into darkness on Monday afternoon (Aug. 19), with day turning into night.

The atmosphere, reminiscent of Mordor in “The Lord of the Rings,” was a reminder that forest fires in the Amazon have surged 82% this year compared with the same period last year (from January to August), according to data from the Brazilian government’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), as reported by El Pais.

That smoke, combined with clouds and a cold front (it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere), led to the midnight-like darkness in São Paulo, The Washington Post reported. The fires are largely burning in northern Brazil and have prompted the Brazilian state of Amazonas to declare a state of emergency.

Related: Earth in the Balance: 7 Crucial Tipping Points

“The smoke didn’t come from fires in the state of São Paulo, but from very dense and wide fires that have been happening for several days in [the state of] Rondônia and [the bordering country] Bolivia,” Josélia Pegorim, a meteorologist with Climatempo, said in an interview with Globo (translated from Portuguese with Google Translate). “The cold front changed direction, and its winds transported the smoke to São Paulo.”

The Rondônia fire, located near Bolivia, has burnt nearly 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares). This blaze’s thick smoke is prompting health concerns and has already forced an airplane to be diverted due to visibility concerns, according to Painel Politico, a Brazilian publication. This fire is reportedly human-made, Painel Politico noted, which is fairly common for fires in Amazonia.

For much of the year, fires are rare in the Amazon. But during the drier months of July and August, “many people use fire to maintain farmland and pastures or to clear land for other purposes,” NASA’s Earth Observatory reported last week.

(This human-made-fire situation isn’t so different from what the United States faces. From 1992 to 2012, 84% of the 1.5 million reported wildfires in the U.S. were caused by people while 16% were ignited by lightning strikes, a 2017 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found.)

Huge areas of the Amazon rain-forest are burning from human-made fires, as shown by this satellite image taken Aug. 13.

(Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership)

“Wildfires in the Amazon are not natural events but are instead caused by a combination of droughts and human activities,” researchers of a 2018 study in the journal Nature Communications wrote in The Conversation. “Both anthropogenic climate change and regional deforestation are linked to increases in the intensity and frequency of droughts over Amazonia.”

The fire-drought alternation leads to a nasty feedback loop. Trees store less water during droughts, so their growth slows, meaning they can’t remove as much carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere, the researchers wrote in The Conversation. These trees then drop extra leaves or die, in effect providing tinder for fires. And without a dense canopy to keep in the moisture, the forest loses some of its humidity, which normally prevents fires from starting.

“These changes are exacerbated by ‘selective logging’ of specific tree species, which opens up the canopy and further dries out the under story and forest edges, which are drier than the interiors,” the researchers wrote. “The result: normally fireproof rainforests become flammable.”

The fires are so bad that the hashtag #PrayforAmazonia was trending on Twitter this morning (Aug. 20). This news follows on the heels of another concerning development: Deforestation in the Amazon spiked 278% in July, according to satellite data from the INPE. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a climate change skeptic who has promised to open the Amazon to industry, disputed the satellite findings and promptly fired the INPE’s director-general, Ricardo Galvão.

In the meantime, studies show that deforestation could starkly alter the Amazon. If 20% to 25% of the Amazon becomes deforested, the landscape could transform from a forest into a savanna. Currently, deforestation is at 17%, Mongabay reported.

What’s clear is that deforestation affects more than just the Amazon, as the residents of São Paulo found out yesterday. One Twitter user there even called it #gothamcity, referencing Batman’s grim metropolis.

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Brazil: Kennedy Alencar: Bolsonaro Strategy is Institutional Destruction

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Kennedy Alencar: Bolsonaro Strategy is Institutional Destruction

Journalist Kennedy Alencar writes in his Blog that there is undue interference of Jair Bolsonaro in organs of the Brazilian state and warns that the country is undergoing a process of institutional destruction.

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247 – Journalist Kennedy Alencar writes in his Blog that there is undue interference of Jair Bolsonaro in organs of the Brazilian State and warns that the country is undergoing a process of institutional destruction. “We have long wondered if President Jair Bolsonaro has misused and authoritatively interfered with organs of the Brazilian State. We are facing a process of institutional destruction by the Coaf, the Internal Revenue Service, Inpe, Ibama, the ICMBio, the Commission. Special Political Dead and Missing Party, among other organs of the country. ” 

 “There is also no doubt about the president’s intention in the process of choosing the new head of the PGR: to weaken the prosecution by seeking someone who does not disturb family and allies and the president himself from an ‘ethical’ point of view. “The” pattern “Lava Jato, which we now know from Vaza Jato how it operated, makes Bolsonaro uncomfortable for the exercise of power. He liked this” pattern “when applied to his political opponents. (…) 

 (…) The attempt at institutional destruction is very clear. The president’s interference in state organs is not due to noble motives or because he was elected and has the right to do what he wants. A president can do a lot, but he can’t do everything. The Constitution, other powers, and the system of checks and balances of democracy impose a clear and appropriate limit. But Bolsonaro does not accept these barriers because he is a demagogue and autocrat.

Brazil: Dilma: after 500 days of Lula’s illegal arrest, neo-fascism devastates Brazil

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Dilma: after 500 days of Lula’s illegal arrest, neo-fascism devastates Brazil

“Now the evil is done. Brazil is being devastated by a neo-fascist government in politics and neoliberal in the economy, headed by an eschatological and intolerant president. Having caught their biases, the judge and prosecutors who have colluded to convict Lula, destroying the economy and trampling justice deny the undeniable. They deny the undeniable, “says former president Dilma Rousseff, who was deposed by the 2016 coup, about Lula’s political arrest.

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By Dilma Rousseff – A poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller, which inspired Bertold Brecht and Eduardo Alves da Costa, became a symbol of criticism of indifference to Nazism. In historical moments when values ​​are at stake, indifference becomes dramatic and leads to chaos. Thanks to Germany from the 1930s, worth today. 

“When the Nazis took the communists, I shut up 
because, after all, I was not a communist. 
When they arrested the Social Democrats, I shut up 
because, after all, I was not a Social Democrat. 
When they took the trade unionists, I didn’t protest, 
because, after all, I wasn’t a trade unionist. 
When they took the Jews, I did not protest, 
because, after all, I was not a Jew. 
When they took me, there was no one to protest. “

The arrest of Lula completes on Tuesday (20) 500 days of illegality and offense to the democratic rule of law. It represents disrespect for constitutional guarantees, due process of law, presumption of innocence and human rights. It is a threat. If Lula is arrested illegally, anyone can be. It all started when I was overthrown by the 2016 coup without committing a crime.

Here is the inaugural act of a process of destruction of democracy. And that was really it. 
Except for the progressives and Democrats, in the face of the coup and the arrest of Lula, when an injustice against an innocent was warned, many people stopped reacting. His only transgression is to be the greatest popular leader in the history of Brazil. Now, after the revelations of the website The Intercept, everyone knows that Lula was the victim of a plot to destroy his reputation and steal his freedom.

The judge who convicted him was the one who tapped a phone call between me and the former president and leaked the audio to TV Globo. Serious crime, target of only mild reprimand. And that was really it.

The same judge who convicted Lula validated a plea that was plucked under duress by a businessman who had previously said the former president was innocent. Plucked out of intimidation, such denunciation was the basis of the conviction. And the abuse prevailed.

To lend meaning to the sentence, the judge alleged that he condemned Lula for “undetermined acts”. Even the Lava Jet had confessed to having no evidence. But this judicial extravagance also prevailed. 
With Lula already imprisoned, this judge suspended his own vacation to coerce the Federal Police to violate the judge’s decision to release him. And, as in previous situations, the abuse has not been corrected.

In 2018, the week of the second round, the judge leaked an accusation rejected by the prosecutors, ensuring the victory of the far right. And the justice did not take any action.

After the election, the judge was asked to become president-elect’s minister thanks to his illegal interference. And that was really it. 

Now the evil is done. Brazil is being devastated by a neo-fascist government in politics and neoliberal in the economy, headed by an eschatological and intolerant president. Having caught their bias, the judge and the prosecutors who came together in collusion to convict Lula, destroy the economy and trample justice deny the undeniable. They belie the undeniable.

The result is shameful: an innocent is in prison and an unprepared neo-fascist is in power. 
There will only be justice with the annulment of the trial and the acquittal of Lula. 

#LulaLivre is a moral imperative, a civilizing requirement, an act of justice that the judiciary cannot deny to an innocent. Especially when the innocent is the only one who can pacify the country. Free to promote understanding, Lula will lead Brazil to unite social forces, without exclusion, on a front for democracy, sovereignty and the rights of the people. Such a front will seek the way out of the institutional, political and economic crisis in which Brazil was thrown by the 2016 coup, the arrest of Lula and the election of Bolsonaro.

#LulaLivre is a cry of hope for us to cease to be a war – torn country, contaminated by hatred and governed by insensitivity to again become a viable nation, socially just and generous with his people. #LulaLivre means peace and democracy for Brazil.

Brazil: Moro hides documents he gave Bolsonaro about PSL orange grove

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Moro hides documents he gave Bolsonaro about PSL orange grove

Minister of Justice and Public Safety Sergio Moro declined to hand over to the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper a copy of the documentation he had given Jair Bolsonaro about the Federal Police investigation into PSL orange applications. The newspaper made the request for the Access to Information Act

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247 Minister of Justice and Public Safety Sergio Moro refused to hand over to the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper a copy of the documentation he had given Jair Bolsonaro about the Federal Police investigation into PSL orange applications. 

The newspaper made the request for the Access to Information Act. Bolonaro himself stated during a news conference in Japan last June that he received Moro’s documentation.  

The Presidency also refused to provide the documents, arguing that the request was “a duplicate” and that the Ministry of Justice and Public Security would respond.  

The PSL oranges scandal broke out in February and among other political consequences resulted in the fall of the Presidential General Secretary Gustavo Bebianno, who led the party in 2018.  

According to a Federal Police inquiry, there is evidence of the participation of Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio in a scheme that directed election campaign funds to companies linked to his cabinet.  

In the edition of Folha de S. Paulo this Monday (19), reporter Rubens Valente recalls that “on June 27, the PF launched an operation to investigate the matter and arrested an aide of Antonio. A day later, when granted At a press conference in Osaka, Japan, Bolsonaro was asked about the matter. The president replied, ‘He [Moro] sent me a copy of what was investigated by the Federal Police. I sent an aide to read because I didn’t have time to read. ‘”.  

The case is under secret in the 26th Electoral Zone of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte.

Brazil: Lava Jato was acting outside the law to obtain suspect tax data

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Vaza Jato reveals that Lava Jato was acting outside the law to obtain suspect tax data

A clandestine police state was set up to investigate suspects in the Lava Jato led by Sergio Moro and Deltan Dallagnol. With the collaboration of tax auditor Roberto Leonel, current president of Coaf, tax secrets were broken without judicial authorization – especially from people close to former president Lula. This is what the new chapter of Vaza Jato shows.

247 – The new chapter of Vaza Jato reveals that Lava Jato was acting outside the law to obtain tax data from suspects. This has happened several times and has targeted people linked to the processes involving former President Lula, who has been held as a political prisoner for almost 500 days. “Prosecutors of the Lava Jato operation also used Telegram to informally obtain sensitive data from the IRS – that is, without any judicial control.

Task Force coordinator Deltan Dallagnol and his colleagues in Curitiba have repeatedly resorted to a senior informant within the IRS to lift citizens’ fiscal secrecy without the court having authorized the breach, ” reporters Leandro Demori and Paula reveal. Bianchi, on Intercept .

“To obtain the confidential data, the prosecutors turned to the tax auditor Roberto Leonel, who headed the intelligence area of ​​the IRS in Curitiba, where he worked. Leonel is now president of Coaf,” said the reporters. That is: one of the main allies Minister Sergio Moro was responsible for smuggling tax data from suspects.

Focus on former president Lula

In August 2015, hearing of news that a nephew of Lula had done business in Angola with the help of politician and Odebrecht, the first thing that happened to attorney Roberson Pozzobon was to call Leonel, according to the Intercept report. “I want to ask via Leonel not to get too much in the face, like fishing fisherman and pay lol,” he said in a message to Dallagnol in the group Chat FT MPF Curitiba 2.

“The following year, between January and March, the task force asked Leonel to gather information about a daughter-in-law from Lula and the caretaker from the Atibaia site,” the report said. Surroundings also included the solicitation, made by the prosecutors, for information on the heritage of the former owners of the site. At the same time, prosecutors also asked the auditor for information about purchases that former first lady Marisa Letícia and the couple’s security guards would have made. “

Brazil: Lula says Lava Jato was created to deliver Brazilian oil to the US

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Lula says Lava Jato was created to deliver Brazilian oil to the US

“They created Lava Jato to deliver our oil, it’s a shame,” said the former president. When asked about progression of punishment by age, readings and good behavior, something that Lula is already entitled to, he said he will not ask. “I won’t ask because I want my innocence. I want to get out of here 100% innocent, ”he said.

From Carta Capital – Former President Lula, arrested in Curitiba for Operation Lava jet, granted, on Friday 16, an interview with journalist Bob Fernandes, which was aired by TV Educação da Bahia. Commenting on the recent episodes of Operation Lava Jato, the petista believes that the intention of the operation is to deliver Brazilian oil to the US. “They created Lava Jato to deliver our oil, it’s a shame,” emphasized the politician.

This is the first time a public television has interviewed the former president, who commented on the performance of Moro, Dallagnol and Bolsonaro. For Lula, the country is undergoing a destruction of character. What measures the quality of a nation is not the size of the territory, but the quality of life of the people. Meanwhile, the president is clowning all the time, this is unacceptable, ”said the petista.

When asked by the journalist about progression of punishment by age, readings and good behavior, something that Lula is already entitled to, he said he will not ask. “I won’t ask because I want my innocence. I want to get out of here 100% innocent, ”he said.

Brazil: House-approved anti-abuse bill prevents Lava Jato standard

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House-approved anti-abuse bill prevents Lava Jato standard

Under the bill, it may be considered an abuse of authority to obtain evidence by unlawful means; execute a search warrant and seizure in real estate, ostensibly mobilizing vehicles, personnel or weapons to expose the investigated to vexation; prevent a private meeting between an inmate and his lawyer; and ordering the coercive conduct of witness or investigated without prior notice of court attendance – measures that were adopted by Sergio Moro and Deltan Dallagnol

Agência Brasil – The plenary of the Chamber of Deputies concluded on Wednesday (14) the vote on Bill 7.596 / 17, which defines the crimes of abuse of authority. The text encompasses acts committed by civil servants and members of the three Powers of the Republic, the Public Prosecution Service, the courts and boards of auditors and the Armed Forces. 

After the base text was approved by a symbolic vote , parliamentarians rejected all the highlights of the text presented by the rapporteur Ricardo Barros (PP-PR). As there was no change, the matter goes to presidential sanction

Approved in the Senate in June, the text provides for the creation of the box 2 crime, vote buying and the increase of penalty for the crime of corruption, making the practice hideous in some cases. Currently considered an electoral and non-criminal offense, with a penalty lower than that applied to other crimes and subject to limitation within a term of office, the practice of box 2 in an election campaign may be classified as a crime.

Under the bill, it may be considered an abuse of authority to obtain evidence by unlawful means; execute a search warrant and seizure in real estate, ostensibly mobilizing vehicles, personnel or weapons to expose the investigated to vexation; prevent a private meeting between an inmate and his lawyer; and decree the coercive conduct of witness or investigated without prior summons of court attendance. 

In total, the proposal presents 37 actions that could be considered abuse of authority, when performed for the specific purpose of harming someone or benefiting himself or others. 

The parties PSL, Novo and Citizenship advocated that the proposal be debated longer in the House and each presented a highlight to be debated and voted in plenary. If any were approved, the text would go back to the Senate.

All the highlights presented by these parties were rejected, such as the one intended to exclude a device listing the effects of the conviction, such as damages for damages, disqualification from office, mandate or civil service for 1 to 5 years, presented by the PSL, and what wanted to exclude from the text the article that typifies as abuse of authority the use of handcuffs on prisoners when there is no resistance to arrest or threat of escape, presented by Somos.

Brazil: Globo says Bolsonaro invests in decorum and poses a risk to Brazil

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Globo says Bolsonaro invests in decorum and poses a risk to Brazil

Directly responsible for the rise of the far right in Brazil, by pushing the judiciary to arrest former President Lula and withdraw his political rights, the Globo group now realizes that Jair Bolsonaro is a risk to Brazil. In an editorial published on Wednesday, the newspaper O Globo points out new breaches of decorum – that is, grounds for impeachment

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247 – This Wednesday’s editorial of the newspaper O Globo points out more reasons for Jair Bolsonaro’s removal from the presidency, for breach of decorum. Interestingly, the text starts from a communication vehicle that was crucial to the rise of the far right in Brazil, as it put pressure on the judiciary to arrest and remove the political rights of former President Lula – who would be president for the third time if it were not. hate campaign promoted by Globo.

“In recent days, the president has been especially productive in saying what he should not, in using foul terms, in investing against the decorum of the Presidency. To the usual aggressiveness when dealing with political issues, always radically approached, Bolsonaro “It is at least an example of bad manners, of inconvenience. From being a President of the Republic, he does not go unnoticed in the world, and this affects the image of the country, with real damage. In the lack of control in Bolsonaro, diplomatic interests involving the economy are already beginning to be affected “, the text points out.

“Opposition to the preservation of the environment, a feature of the world extreme right, has been exercised as if Bolsonaro was still in the low clergy. His government, with Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, is seeking to break the agreement completely. Germany and Norway, which support the Amazon Fund with billions in donations, to support sustainable projects in the region, “the editorial continues.

“With the disconcerting attack on the Amazon Fund, among other acts, Bolsonaro gives the pretext that France and Germany, whose farmers and certain industries dislike the agreement between the EU and Mercosur, withdraw support for the trade treaty. A setback for Brazil. The victory of Peronist plate Alberto Fernández / Cristina Kirchner in the Argentine primaries against center-right President Mauricio Macri deserved nothing but a backlash reaction from Bolsonaro. and Rio Grande do Sul, another Roraima, Venezuelans’ gateway to the country, Bolsonaro forgets Mercosur, the level of integration that already exists between the two countries, with Argentina being a strong importer of manufactured goods from Brazil.The president becomes a risk to the country, “concludes the editorial.