Brazil: Bolsonaro pardon of police may include murder

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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

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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

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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

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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 son’s defense requests annulment and removal of Lava Jato Curitiba case

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Lula’s son’s defense requests annulment and removal of Lava Jato Curitiba case

Lawyers for Fábio Luís Lula da Silva, son of former president Lula, asked on Friday (13) that the investigation of the 69th phase of the Lava Jato be withdrawn from Curitiba. According to the defense, the case has already been subject to criminal investigation in São Paulo and was filed by the MPF in the state for lack of evidence.

Lula and Fábio Luís Lula da Silva
Lula and Fábio Luís Lula da Silva (Photo: Reproduction)
 

247 – The defense of Fábio Luís Lula da Silva, son of former President Lula, asked this Friday (13) to the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region to withdraw the investigation of the 69th phase of the Lava Jato of Curitiba’s federal court and annul the court decision that decreed it, informs Folha de S.Paulo .

In their request to Judge João Pedro Gebran Neto, the lawyers argue that “the case has already been subjected to criminal investigation in São Paulo by order of the Superior Court of Justice. The inquiry was then filed by the Federal Public Prosecution Service in the state for lack of evidence. They claim that any further investigation on the subject can only be done in the same place, “the report says.

They also state that “there is nothing in the 69th phase of Operation Lava Jato that points to any trace of fraud or embezzlement at Petrobras.”

“The jurisdiction of the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba is restricted to illicit cases involving Petrobras, while the 69th Lava Jato Phase clearly investigates alleged illicit acts involving the telecommunications sector, with no relation to oil and gas,” he says. the defense.

Brazil: Bolsonaro Harasses Argentina

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Bolsonaro harasses Argentina and cancels minister’s move to Fernández’s inauguration

In an unprecedented move, Jair Bolsonaro decided to hostile Argentina, Brazil’s largest importer of industrial products, and canceled Minister Osmar Terra’s move to the inauguration of Alberto Fernández and Cristina Kirchner on Tuesday.

Alberto Fernández
Alberto Fernández (Photo: Agustin Marcarian / Reuters)
 

247 – Brazil ‘s Minister of Citizenship Osmar Terra was inaugurated by Alberto Fernández and Cristina Kirchner on Tuesday (10) canceled by Jair Bolsonaro. Brazil should not have representatives at the ceremony. The information comes from the local Clarín newspaper.

In early November Bolsonaro said the government would not send anyone into possession, but changed his mind and said Osmar Terra would represent Brazil in Argentina.

Alberto Fernández has invited former president ousted by the recent coup in Bolivia, Evo Morales, and former president Lula. 

On Thursday (5), the elected president of Argentina met with the president of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), and other parliamentarians: Aguinaldo Ribeiro (PP-PB), majority leader, Paulo Pimienta (PT-RS), PT leader, Baleia Rossi (MDB-SP), MDB leader, Elmar Nascimento (DEM-BA), Democrat leader, Orlando Silva (PCdoB-SP), Sérgio França Danese, Brazilian Ambassador to Argentina; and Marcelo Dantas, Maia International Relations advisor.

Clarín reported that the presence in the delegation of Maia Paulo Pimenta and Orlando Silva, both left, bothered Bolsonaro.

Brazil: Truckers promise national strike and claim betrayed by Bolsonaro

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Truckers promise national strike and claim betrayed by Bolsonaro

“The government has not fulfilled anything it promised. The price of diesel fuel had 11 consecutive highs in 2019. We can no longer be fooled by Mr. Jair Messias Bolsonaro, who protects agribusiness and says the truck driver only knows how to destroy highways, ”says autonomous trucker leader Marconi France.

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247 – “Leader of the autonomous truck drivers, Marconi França said, this Friday (6/12) that, at 0h of next Monday (16), at least 70% of the 4.5 million autonomous professionals and celetistas will stop all over the country. The reason is the dissatisfaction of the category with the government of Jair Bolsonaro, which, according to France, did not fulfill what promised to the workers, “reports a report published in Correio Braziliense.

“The government has not fulfilled anything it promised. The price of diesel fuel had 11 consecutive highs in 2019. We can no longer be fooled by Mr. Jair Messias Bolsonaro, who protects agribusiness and says that the truck driver only knows how to destroy highways, ”complained France to the newspaper.

The truck driver also asks for the support of the population. “Of all who use gasoline, diesel oil and also cooking gas. Jair Bolsonaro forgets that we transport the products of industries and agribusiness, ”he said.

Pope Francis compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

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Pope Francis compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Pope Francis did not name any politicians or countries as the targets of his criticism.

WORLD Updated: Nov 16, 2019 06:54 IST

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Pope Francis says that the habit of persecuting Jews is beginning to be reborn which is neither human nor Christian.
Pope Francis says that the habit of persecuting Jews is beginning to be reborn which is neither human nor Christian.(AP Photo)

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler.

“It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism,” Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law.

“And I must confess to you that when I hear a speech (by) someone responsible for order or for a government, I think of speeches by Hitler in 1934, 1936,” he said, departing from his prepared address.

“With the persecution of Jews, gypsies, and people with homosexual tendencies, today these actions are typical (and) represent ‘par excellence’ a culture of waste and hate. That is what was done in those days and today it is happening again.”

During the 1933-45 Nazi regime in Germany, six million Jews were killed and homosexuals and gypsies were among those sent to extermination camps.

Pope Francis did not name any politicians or countries as the targets of his criticism.

In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro had a history of making homophobic, racist and sexist public remarks before he took office on Jan. 1. He told one interviewer he would rather have a dead son than a gay son.

In May, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John.

The United Nations had warned Brunei it would be violating human rights by implementing Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality.

In recent weeks, Pope Francis has also denounced a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe.

On Wednesday, in improvised remarks at his general audience, he said: “Today the habit of persecuting Jews is beginning to be reborn. Brothers and sisters: this is neither human nor Christian; the Jews are our brothers and sisters and must not be persecuted! Understood?”

Last week, a Vatican cardinal said he was “disgusted” by anti-Semitic abuse directed at an 89-year-old Italian senator and Holocaust survivor, who was given police protection after receiving death threats.

In July, a European Union study said young Jewish Europeans experience more anti-Semitism than their parents, with a rise in abuse coming in emails, text messages and social media postings.

More than 80% of Jews of all ages said they felt anti-Semitism had increased on the Internet over the past five years and around 70% said they faced more hostility in public, the study found.

Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land

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Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land

Kayapó and Panará during the meetingImage copyright LUCAS LANDAU/REDE XINGU+
Image caption Kayapó and Panará, once rivals, have united against the policies of the Brazilian government

While the world’s attention has been focused on the fires raging in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, indigenous people living there have warned that the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro pose a bigger threat to their existence.

Rival groups have now come together to fight the government’s plans for the region that is their home, as BBC News Brasil’s João Fellet reports from the Amazon village of Kubenkokre.

Dozens of indigenous people gathered in this remote part of northern Brazil last month after travelling for days by bus and boat.

The meeting brought together formerly sworn enemies such as the Kayapó and the Panará.

The two groups were at war for decades, raiding each other’s villages in tit-for-tat attacks. The warring came to a brutal end in 1968, when an attack by the Kayapó, who came armed with guns, left 26 Panará, who only had arrows to defend themselves, dead.

Tensions remained high for years but according to those gathered in Kubenkokre, the two sides have now overcome their animosity for a greater goal.

“Today, we have only one enemy, the government of Brazil, the president of Brazil, and those invading [indigenous territories],” Kayapó leader Mudjire explained.

“We have internal fights but we’ve come together to fight this government.”

His words were echoed by Panará leader Sinku: “We’ve killed the Kayapó and the Kayapó have killed us, we’ve reconciled and will no longer fight.”

“We’ve got a shared interest to stand together so the non-indigenous people don’t kill all of us,” he said, referring to the threats posed by the arrival of miners and loggers carrying out illegal activities in their area.

‘69,000 football fields lost’

More than 800,000 indigenous people live in 450 demarcated indigenous territories across Brazil, about 12% of Brazil’s total territory. Most are located in the Amazon region and some groups still live completely isolated and without outside contact.

President Jair Bolsonaro, who took office in January, has repeatedly questioned whether these demarcated territories – which are enshrined in Brazil’s constitution – should continue to exist, arguing that their size is disproportionate to the number of indigenous people living there.

His plans to open up these territories for mining, logging and agriculture are controversial, and any change to their status would need to be passed by the Brazilian Congress.

Encontro no XinguImage copyright LUCAS LANDAU/REDE XINGU+
Image caption Indigenous groups performed traditional dances and songs during the meeting

But it is something that worries the indigenous leaders gathered in Kubenkokre. “Other presidents had more concern for our land. [Mr Bolsonaro] isn’t concerned about this, he wants to put an end to what our people have and to how we live,” explains Panará leader Sinku.

“That’s why I have a heavy heart and that’s why we’re here talking to each other.”

In some demarcated areas, loggers and miners are already at work after some local indigenous leaders granted them permission.

Indigenous leader Bepto Xikrin told the gathering how some 400 miners and loggers had illegally entered the Bacajá territory since the start of the year. He said that members of his indigenous group were scared and did not know what to do.

And according to a network of 24 environmental and indigenous groups, Rede Xingu+, an area equivalent to 69,000 football fields was destroyed between January and June of this year alone in the Xingu river region.

Doto TakakireImage copyright LUCAS LANDAU/REDE XINGU+
Image caption Kayapó leader Doto Takakire shows some of the destroyed areas in the Xingu basin

Heavy machinery has caused major damage and the Fresco and Branco rivers that run through the region have been contaminated with mercury.

Kayapó leader Doto Takakire said illegal mining had been further encouraged by the fact that it often goes unpunished.

Analysis by BBC Brasil shows the number of fines handed out by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) for environmental violations has dropped significantly since President Bolsonaro took office on 1 January.

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Mr Bolsonaro has in the past pledged to limit the fines imposed for damaging the Amazon and many blame the president for Ibama’s current weak position.

‘We won’t repeat the past’

At the meeting – which was held in both Portuguese and Kayapó – participants discussed projects for their region’s economic developments which do not contribute to deforestation, such as handicrafts and the processing of native fruits.

“[I’m concerned] about the trees, water, fish, the non-indigenous people who want to enter our land,” explained Sinku. “I don’t want to contaminate the water with [toxic products from] mining… That’s why I’m here.”

Indigenous groups which have allowed miners on to their land were not invited, an omission which some of those attending described as a missed opportunity.

“There’s no-one here who wants agribusiness or mining in their villages, so are we just going to talk amongst ourselves?” Kayapó leader Oé asked.

Media caption   Why the Amazon rain forest helps fight climate change

The fires which have been burning across the Amazon were not a big topic of debate at the gathering, in part because they have mainly happened outside protected indigenous reserves but also because those gathered consider illegal mining and logging as more pressing threats.

“We won’t repeat the past,” Kayapó leader Kadkure concluded. “From now on, we’ll be united.”

In a message to Bolsonaro, Celso de Mello says ‘MP does not serve governments, people, ideological groups’

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In a message to Bolsonaro, Celso de Mello says ‘MP does not serve governments, people, ideological groups’

Minister Celso de Mello, the oldest of the Federal Supreme Court defended on Thursday (12) the independence role of the prosecutor. The STF dean stated that the prosecution cannot serve governments or ideological groups. The prosecution should not be the servile representative of anyone’s sole will or basic instrument of minority law offense, “said the minister.

Jair Bolsonaro and Celso de Mello
Jair Bolsonaro and Celso de Mello (Photo: PR | STF)

247 – Minister Celso de Mello, the oldest of the Federal Supreme Court, defended on Thursday (12) the independence role of the Public Prosecution Service. The dean of the STF stated that the Public Prosecution Service cannot serve governments or ideological groups, informs O Globo .  

The statement was made at the last session in which Attorney General Raquel Dodge participated in the Court. She will be replaced by Deputy Attorney Augusto Aras, who will still be subject to Senate sabbath.  

“The prosecution does not serve governments, people, ideological groups, is not subordinate to political parties, does not bow to the omnipotence of power or the wishes of those who exercise it. The prosecution should not be the servile representative of the will either. of anyone, or a basic instrument of minority offense, “said the minister.  

The dean also said that the MP acts to protect “a huge mass of citizens, forest people and children of nature unfairly persecuted with predatory greed of those who violate the law.”

Brazil: It is foolish to ignore the Bolsonaro clan’s blows, says Miriam Leitão

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It is foolish to ignore the Bolsonaro clan’s blows, says Miriam Leitão

In a harsh offensive against the Bolsonaro clan, Globo, which led the 2016 coup in Brazil and created the conditions for the rise of neo-fascism in the country, now scales all its columnists to warn against the authoritarian character of bolsonarism. “Scams are sometimes given under the guise of accelerating economic change. President Bolsonaro, his family, and some around him have so often praised dictatorships that ignoring this is foolish,” says journalist Miriam Leitão.

247 –The Globo communication group, which hatched the snake’s egg of fascism in Brazil by leading the coup against former President Dilma Rousseff and the media campaign for the illegal arrest of former President Lula, is now concerned by the authoritarian escalation of Bolsonaro clan – which is a consequence of Globo’s own editorial irresponsibility. “Authoritarian periods have always been born simulating the defense of ideas that could not be implanted in democracy. Democratic institutions would hinder this authoritarian view. In Brazil, it was said that 1964 was also against corruption and inflation. Who achieved victories in both fronts was democracy. Scams are sometimes given under the guise of accelerating economic change. President Bolsonaro, his family and some around him have so often praised dictatorships that ignoring this is foolish. This is the context of the message of the second child, “writes journalist Miriam Leitão, in article A democracy as a hindrance on the attacks on democracy by Carlos Bolsonaro the Carluxo.

Miriam also criticizes Eduardo Bolsonaro’s exhibitionism with his pistols. “In all gestures, the president’s children stand as nobles, which is not democratic either. Who would be admitted to a large hospital carrying a gun? Eduardo repeated the gesture yesterday at Firjan. If he becomes ambassador to the United States he will be able to embark, disembark, do diplomacy with the pistol in his belt? “he asks.

She also states that the current government, in addition to not generating growth, also dismantles the anti-corruption agencies. “The campaign invented that pockets of heir-ism were inherited from the wave of anti-corruption that was already taking place through democracy. It also promised economic growth. Nine months later, there are evident attacks on the anti-corruption operation, and the economy has slowed from the weak recovery that even sketched in the middle of last year. And that is disappointing who believed in the campaign promises. Then came the attempt to find a culprit. In this case, it would be democracy. So far, what has happened has been the dismantling of the sponsored anti-corruption directly or indirectly by the group in power, “he writes.

“Words mean what they say. It’s no use trying to fix them later. To treat natural undemocratic statements just because they are recurrent is to be numbed by the absurd. It is exactly repetition that makes them worse,” Miriam concludes. All that remained was to say “back PT”.