Brazil: Governors will react if Bolsonaro decrees decree against social isolation



Governors will react if Bolsonaro decrees decree against social isolation

In conflict with the other powers of the Republic, state governors, the overwhelming majority of the nation, international organizations and governments around the world, Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to issue a decree to compel people to return to the streets and their normal activities , in an emergency situation for the advancement of the coronavirus epidemic, which spreads death. Governors say they will react against the eventual decree of the occupant of the Planalto Palace

Governors react to Bolsonaro threats
Governors react to Bolsonaro’s threats (Photo: SECOM | Reuters)

247 – State governors will sue Justice if Jair Bolsonaro issues a decree to free up the functioning of sectors of the economy and break social isolation, considered the most important preventive measure by doctors, the World Health Organization, a UN body, and the Ministry of Health itself.

Governors are indignant at the attitude of Bolsonaro, who on Sunday (29) contradicted the guidance of the Ministry of Health and circulated in Brasília greeting supporters.

The assessment made in a WhatsApp group with governors in the Northeast is that Bolsonaro continues to adopt extremist attitudes instead of dialoguing and taking the lead in the national fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor of Bahia, Rui Costa, said that the states will continue to sue the courts if any government measure puts the population at risk.

The governors of Pará, Helder Barbalho (MDB), Pernambuco, Paulo Câmara, Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, Maranhão, Flávio Dino and Espírito Santo, Renato Casagrande, among others, responded to Bolsonaro’s threats and attitudes. 

The information is from journalists Renato Onofre and Talita Fernandes from Folha de S.Paulo . 

Brazil: Bolsonaro pardon of police may include murder



Bolsonaro pardon of police may include murder

Jair Bolsonaro has announced that he will release the Christmas pardon for police officers who have committed murder, while intending to include in the decree other crimes that would preclude receiving the benefit.

Jair Bolsonaro
Jair Bolsonaro (Photo: REUTERS / Adriano Machado)

247 – Jair Bolsonaro will release Christmas worship to police officers who have committed murder. Technicians also consider the ban on granting benefits to security agents convicted of offenses against sexual dignity, pedophilia, corruption and criminal organization. 

The decree of pardon, which will be published by Friday (20) is being prepared by the Ministry of Justice and the General Secretariat of the Presidency. 

According to a report by O Globo , the text will bring an unusual format – to establish specific rules for a professional category: that of police officers, who are part of Bolsonaro’s electoral base.

The decree will also state that they are unable to receive pardon sentenced – including police – for heinous crimes, torture, drug trafficking and terrorism, as prohibited by the Constitution. Some types of homicide are considered heinous under Brazilian law, such as those practiced in a typical death squad activity and the offense in a qualified manner, such as when committed for futile reasons or for reward.

Brazil: Supreme Court President says Operation Lava Jato destroyed companies



Dias Toffoli says Operation Lava Jet destroyed companies

Supreme Court President Dias Toffoli made a harsh criticism of the Lava Jato by highlighting in an interview that the operation destroyed businesses, criticized the lack of transparency of the prosecution and made restrictions on Jair Bolsonaro’s speech that he said he would send the macaw wood, a barbaric method of torture, a minister who found himself corrupt

Toffoli Days
Dias Toffoli (Photo: Carlos Moura / SCO / STF (07/11/2019))

247 – For the president of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), Operation Lava Jato destroyed companies. In his view, the operation “was very important, it uncovered cases of corruption, put people in jail, put Brazil in another dimension from the standpoint of fighting corruption, no doubt.” “But it destroyed companies,” he said.

The president of the Supreme Court criticized the Public Ministry for its lack of transparency and defended opposing views of Jair Bolsonaro when he advocated torture.  

Toffoli’s statements were given in an interview with the newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo .   

In addition to criticizing Operation Lava Jato, Toffoli digresses on the evolution of national political life. “Brazil came from center and center-left governments. And it changed to a right-wing government. So, after redemocratization, there was a first right-wing victory with the support of the extreme right.”  

STF President openly disagrees with former Judge Sergio Moro, current Minister of Justice of Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right government, on the ban on arrest following a second instance sentence. 

According to Moro, the Supreme Court’s decision diminished the public’s perception that the fight against corruption has diminished. “This [Moro’s opinion] has no meaning. The Supreme Court judged the ‘monthly’, condemned several authorities, several businessmen, including banker. It was from there that began all this work to combat corruption, and (began) the bills that led to this legal framework, the norms to fight organized crime. So the Supreme is firm in fighting corruption. It is not a decision that enforces the Constitution that will have an effect on a perception of corruption. ” , said Toffoli.  

Brazil: 68% Believe Lula Would Beat Bolsonaro in Elections



Vox Populi: 68% Believe Lula Would Beat Bolsonaro in Elections

Lula remained a 508-day political prisoner at the Curitiba Federal Police after conviction in the triple case – in a sentence by former judge Sérgio Moro, who was awarded the post of Bolsonaro minister, journalist Esmael Morais points out

(Photo: Ricardo Stuckert | Reuters)

By Esmael Morais, in his blog – Vox Populi states that 68% of the population believes that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) would have beaten Jair Bolsonaro in 2018 if he was not prevented from competing for Planalto Palace due to unjust imprisonment.

According to the institute, had there been a confrontation between Lula and Bolsonaro, the petista would have been victorious with 51% of the voting intentions.

Vox Populi still reports that the same 51% consider the current government worse or much worse than the petista.

Former President Lula says the poll numbers have renewed his hopes to counter Jair Bolsonaro’s already failed misrule.

Lula remained a 508-day political prisoner at the Curitiba Federal Police after conviction in the triple case – in a sentence by former judge Sérgio Moro, who was awarded the post of Bolsonaro minister.

Brazil: Lula’s approval increases and 60% consider Bolsonaro government to go wrong



Vox: Lula’s approval increases and 60% consider Bolsonaro government to go wrong

According to a Vox Populi poll released on Saturday, Lula’s approval jumped from 48% to 55%. Meanwhile, for 60% of respondents, the Bolsonaro government is on the wrong track.

(Photo: Ricardo Stuckert | Reuters)

247 – A Vox Populi poll of the first year of Jair Bolsonaro’s government, made at the request of the Workers’ Party, held December 2-10, reveals that Lula’s popularity has increased. In April, while still a political prisoner, Lula had 48% appreciation. Already at liberty, in December, Lula gained 55% of popularity.

Bolsonaro, on the other hand, goes the opposite way. 60% of respondents consider that the occupant of Planalto is going the wrong way and 34% consider him to be a worse president than Lula.

The search for Vox Populi matched 2,004 people. 

Brazil: Mayan attacks foreign policy on Bolsonaro and Ernesto Araújo, who ‘bullshit’



Mayan attacks foreign policy on Bolsonaro and Ernesto Araújo, who ‘bullshit’

House Speaker Rodrigo Maia (DEM) made harsh attacks on Thursday on Jair Bolsonaro’s foreign policy and his submission to the United States, and severely criticized Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo, who is “bullshit”

(Photo: Luis Macedo / House of Representatives)

247 – Visiting Europe with a delegation of deputies, the Speaker of the House of Representatives opened a new front for fighting against the government of Jair Bolsonaro – foreign policy. 

Aboard a FAB plane to Geneva, Switzerland, More talked to Roberto Azevedo, the WTO’s director-general.

In the coming days, the DEM deputy will visit international organizations and the UN, an organization often criticized by the head of the far-right government of Brazil, notes journalist Jamil Chad , an expert on international policy coverage. 

When questioned by Brazilian journalists about Brazilian diplomacy in his first year of managing Ernesto Araújo at Itamaraty and the option for an alignment with the US, Maia was harsh and warned that there is no reciprocity today, the journalist says.

In Maia’s view, the White House’s priority today is not Brazil and it is only interested in Latin America because of the threat that may exist from further Chinese involvement in the region.

Asked if Bolsonaro’s foreign policy should change, he made clear his dissatisfaction with Araújo.

The president has been elected and foreign policy belongs to the government. Now my position on the foreign minister is a very critical position. I think he is very ideological and does not defend the practical, pragmatic interests of Brazilians in their relationship with other countries. Made changes in ambassadors only ideologically, just because they had been Ministers of Dilma, bullshit, ambassadors are career officials, will meet all governments respecting the direction of the elected government.

Brazil: Record of murders of indigenous leaders



Record of murders of indigenous leaders shows that violence has been released in Brazil

The seven indigenous leaders killed in episodes of land conflict in Brazil in 2019 represent the most violent period in the last 11 years, reports preliminary report of the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT)

(Photo: Antonio Cruz / Brazil Agency)

Sputnik – Data from the Pastoral Land Commission Report published by the G1 show that in 2018, two leaders of the original peoples were murdered.

The most recent violent episodes took place over the weekend, when two Guajajara indigenous leaders were killed in an attack in Maranhão and the indigenous Humberto Peixoto Lemos died in a hospital in Manaus, Amazonas, after being beaten by beatings.

“This year is extremely worrying and serious for the land issue, the land issue of the country. In fact, since 2016 we have been suffering from both the scrapping of organs and the very instances related to land issues being delivered from tray to tray. agribusiness, “says CPT national coordinator Paulo César Moreira to Sputnik Brasil.

The provisional measure of land legalization signed on Wednesday (11) by President Jair Bolsonaro is viewed with concern by Moreira, who also says that the president’s words have a “direct reflection on the violence being perpetrated”.

Repeatedly, Bolsonaro has said he will not demarcate indigenous lands and has said in 2017 that quilombolas (descendants of the enslaved population brought to Brazil) “are not even for breeding.” 

Moreira believes that there is an “increase of fascist groups in Brazil” and that the way is being opened for “liberalization of violence”.

“The state has a big responsibility in this. Because with these murders, the people who did it and the principals, if not punished, this green light that is already lit up can move forward and create a climate of even greater violence. extremely severe scenario “, analyzes the CPT coordinator.

After the most recent murder of indigenous people in Maranhão, Justice Minister Sergio Moro announced the sending of the National Force to the region. Moreira, however, views the decision with suspicion: “The government tries to show some importance, some need to resolve this situation. However, this seems extremely false when, on the other hand, countermeasures are implemented. agribusiness support policy. “

In a statement, the Indigenous Missionary Council (Cimi) denounces that the president of the National Indian Foundation (Funai), Marcelo Xavier, “replaced anthropologists with extensive technical experience in Working Groups created to carry out indigenous land identification and delimitation studies by ‘ trustworthy people ‘without competence for the job’.

Cimi also says that Moro “refuses to receive indigenous representatives who have requested hearings to resolve territorial issues” and that there is “instrumentalization of indigenous policy in favor of the economic interests of ruralists, miners and loggers.”

Brazil: Lava Jato has no evidence of corruption against Lulinha, admits prosecutor



Lava Jato has no evidence of corruption against Lulinha, admits prosecutor

“We have to wait for the results of the search, this research can mature in this respect,” says Roberson Pozzobon to Globo, who published an analysis text about the operation against Lula’s son in which he says, “So far, there is no document that prove the thesis “


247 – As in the investigations and accusations made against former President Lula, the Lava Jato task force also has no evidence against the petista’s son, Fabio Luis Lula da Silva, known as Lulinha, who is the target of a phase of the operation. triggered this Tuesday 10.

“We have to wait for the results of the search, this investigation to mature in this respect,” said Prosecutor Roberson Pozzobon, who was known to say during the presentation of Deltan Dallagnol’s Power Point on the triplex charge that the task force he had no evidence yet, but convictions that Lula was running a major corruption scheme.

“The PF and MPF maintain that payments may be related to the executive action of President Lula that allowed the merger of Oi with Brasil Telecom. So far, there is no document to prove the thesis,” says Globo, in an analytical test. about Wednesday’s operation, signed by Thiago Herdy. “Obtaining this evidence is currently the biggest challenge of research,” he adds.

The highlight for the lack of evidence was noted by GGN newspaper, journalist Luis Nassif , who explains the case:

Since Monday (10), prosecutors in Curitiba have sold in the mainstream media – which even after the Intercept Brazil dossier, follows without any critical sense regarding the Lava Jato – the narrative that Oi’s business with Gamecorp group, from Squid and partners, need to be investigated.

The task force claims that it is possible that some money paid by Oi to the company linked to Lula, Suassuna and Bittar, was used to buy the Atibaia site.

The hypothesis is all that Lava Jato has at the moment. It was out of the realm of imagination that they launched a blatant police operation with more than 40 search and seizure warrants, hoping to find something to prove them right.

Brazil: Majority considers fair release of Lula, says Datafolha



Majority considers fair release of Lula, says Datafolha

According to a survey by the Datafolha Institute, 54% of respondents approve the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, after a ruling by the Supreme Court against arrest after co-ordination in the second instance.

(Photo: Paulo Pinto / FotosPublicas)

247 – For the majority of the population it was fair to release President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who served 580 days as a political prisoner for Lava Jato. This is what the latest Datafolha survey points to. 

According to the survey, 54% of respondents believe that Lula’s release was fair, compared to 42% who consider it unfair. They said they did not know 5% of respondents.   

The survey polled 2,948 people between December 5 and 6 in 176 municipalities across the country. The margin of error is plus or minus two percentage points.    

The former president won freedom after the Supreme Court ruling that changed the court’s old understanding and found unconstitutional the arrest of convicted defendants who still have pending appeals in higher courts, as is the case of Lula – indicates report by Felipe Bächtold in Folha from S. Paulo. .

Brazil: Merchant charges corporate backlash against Bolsonaro’s assault on Argentina



Merchant charges corporate backlash against Bolsonaro’s assault on Argentina

“The silence of Brazilian businessmen and entities representing a childish, disqualified and disastrous attitude like this is unacceptable,” says former Minister Aloizio Mercadante, commenting on Jair Bolsonaro’s decision not to send anyone into Alberto’s possession. Fernandéz, who takes over the presidency of Argentina tomorrow, Brazil’s largest importer of industrial products

(Photo: Marcos Oliveira)

247 – Former Minister Aloizio Mercadante reacted with indignation at Jair Bolsonaro’s aggression against Argentina and perplexed at the silence of business entities such as the National Confederation of Industry and the Sao Paulo Federation of Industries regarding the presidential attitude towards largest neighbor and one of Brazil’s largest trading partners.

“Argentina is a neighboring country, friend, partner and that comes from a long process of approximation and economic, commercial and scientific, technological and cultural partnerships. This disqualified behavior of Bolsonaro is incompatible with the diplomatic and strategic demands of a country. the size and importance of Brazil, “says Mercadante, commenting on the Brazilian government’s decision to ignore Alberto Fernández’s inauguration.

“We are more than half of South America’s territory, population and economy. And Argentina is the second country, one of Brazil’s main trading partners and the largest importer of industrial products. Brazilian industry facing a childish, disqualified and disastrous attitude such as this is unacceptable “, further points Mercadante, criticizing the position of CNI and Fiesp.

“The entities representing the Brazilian industry have an obligation to speak out and protest against this unreasonable aggression. I congratulate the Mayor and the deputies who were with the president-elect and are committed to maintaining a strategic bridge with the new government of President Alberto Fernandes, democratically elected by the Argentine people, “he says.