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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A graph showing the number of fines handed out since 2009
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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”. 

Brazilian people are against Bolsonaro’s privatization agenda

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Brazilian people are against Bolsonaro’s privatization agenda

The overwhelming majority of the Brazilian population is opposed to Bolsonaro’s plan to privatize Brazilian state-owned companies. According to a survey by the Datafolha Institute, 67% declared opposition to these plans. People reject the privatization program as a whole, especially the privatization of Petrobras and the Post. According to the survey, 65% oppose the privatization of the state oil company and 60% oppose the Correios

Jair Bolsonaro and Paulo Guedes
Jair Bolsonaro and Paulo Guedes (Photo: REUTERS / Adriano Machado)

247 – The overwhelming majority of the Brazilian population is opposed to Bolsonaro’s plan to privatize Brazilian state-owned companies. 

According to a survey by the Datafolha Institute , 67% declared opposition to these plans. 

People reject the privatization program as a whole, especially the privatization of Petrobras and the Post.  

Survey indices show that 65% oppose the privatization of the state oil company, even a percentage of those opposed to the privatization of public banks. As for the privatization of the post office, 60% said they objected.    

Report from Folha de S.Paulo indicates that last month, the government expanded the list of projects it wants to grant to the private sector by including prisons, schools, day care centers and national parks in the Investment Partnership Program (PPI).  

The report also highlights that nine state-owned companies were included in the program: Telebras, Correios, ABGF (Brazilian Guarantee Funds Management Agency), Emgea (Asset Management Company), Serpro (Federal Data Processing Service), Dataprev (Data Protection Company). Social Security Information and Technology), Ceagesp, Ceitec (Center for Excellence in Advanced Electronic Technology) and Santos Port.  

Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said the privatization of Petrobras is not ruled out by Jair Bolsonaro. Last month, the Chief of Staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, said the sale of the company is being studied. Several Petrobras subsidiaries are already being sold.   

In an interview published on Monday (9) in the newspaper Valor Econômico, the Minister of Economy stated that the Bolsonaro government’s goal is to privatize all state-owned companies. He quoted a statement from Bolsonaro, ordering the pace of privatization to accelerate to one per week.

Brazil: The Lava Jato Presidential Coup

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Lava Jato omitted Lula’s dialogues to prevent his inauguration in the Civil House and overthrow Dilma

The new chapter of Vaza Jato reveals that police and prosecutors have omitted dialogues from former President Lula that prove that they never intended to shield themselves from Lava Jato investigations. Lula intended only to guarantee the governability of former president Dilma Rousseff. With the manipulation of the dialogues, which were leaked by Sergio Moro to Globo, the Lava Jato changed the history of Brazil, preventing the possession of Lula, overthrowing Dilma and allowing the rise of fascism represented by Jair Bolsonaro.

(Photo: Ricardo Stuckert)

247 – The dialogues held by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2016, when he could have been Minister of the Civil House, demonstrate that his intention was never to shield himself from the Lava Jato – a thesis used by Sergio Moro to leak the illegal staple. then president Dilma Rousseff for Globo. Lula intended only to ensure Dilma’s governance – which would be absolutely lawful and normal. However, such dialogues were omitted precisely because they contradicted Moro’s thesis to manipulate public opinion. By only partially disclosing the audios, the Lava Jato helped prevent Lula from taking office as minister, toppling President Dilma through fraudulent impeachment and allowing the rise of neo-fascism represented by Jair Bolsonaro. This is the new chapter of Vaza Jato.

“Conversations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) recorded by the Federal Police in 2016 and kept confidential ever since weaken the thesis used by today’s minister Sergio Moro to justify the most controversial decision he made as judge over Lava Jato “, points out the new report by Folha in partnership with Intercept. “Other intercepted police calls that day, kept under wraps by investigators, questioned the hypothesis adopted at the time by Moro, who left the judiciary to take over the Ministry of Justice under the Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) government.”

“The dialogues, which include talks by Lula with politicians, trade unionists and then Vice President Michel Temer (MDB), reveal that the petista told different interlocutors that day that he was reluctant to accept Dilma’s invitation to be minister and only accepted him. after pressure from allies, the former president mentioned the ongoing investigations only once to direct one of his lawyers to tell journalists to seek him out that the sole effect of the appointment would be to change his jurisdiction case, thanks to the guarantee of forum for ministers in the Supreme, “the report also points out. 

Moro’s illegal staple was released by Globo on March 16, 2016. Based on conversations released by the former judge, STF Minister Gilmar Mendes annulled Lula’s inauguration two days later, on March 18. As the political crisis deepened, the House approved the opening of the impeachment process in April and removed Dilma from office, the report recalls.

 

Brazil: Bolsonaro pays tribute to the United States on September 7

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Bolsonaro pays tribute to the United States on September 7

Believe it or not, the first two words Jair Bolsonaro uses in her September 7 message are “United States.” On the day that Brazil should celebrate its independence, the country is experiencing its moment of greatest international submission to another power, with Bolsonaro ruling to meet Donald Trump’s interests.

247 – Jair Bolsonaro, who rules to meet Donald Trump’s interests and has placed Brazil in its most internationally-submissive moment in its history, wrote a message of September 7, paying tribute to the United States, the country for which salutes. Check out the message posted by him, in the company of Edir Macedo and Silvio Santos, two media entrepreneurs, owners of Record and SBT, who joined the pockets:

BRAZIL: The Country Explodes Against President Bolsonaro

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Molasses explode across the country against Bolsonaro and the devastation of the Amazon

Thousands of Brazilians protested with panellos in various cities in Brazil against Jair Bolsonaro and the devastation of the Amazon stimulated by him. During a radio and TV chain statement, Bolsonaro attributed the increase in burning to dry weather. Meanwhile, Brazilians were beating pans and asking for their departure. The hashtag # panelaço is Twitter’s most talked about subject

247 – Jair Bolsonaro was targeted by panellists in various parts of the country on Friday evening, 23, during a televised address in which he spoke about the devastation of the Amazon Forest due to fires and deforestation. 

The reason is Bolsonaro’s destructive and negligent environmental policy that has been causing the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, which burns in flames due to the increasing burning in his government.

The climate of widespread indignation against the government is the same as can be observed between 2015 and 2016. The movement led to a popular outcry that chanced the impeachment process of former president Dilma Rousseff.

Check below the repercussions of the first panelaço of the “new era”, which was recorded in countless regions all over the country.

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.

(Photo: Felipe Gonçalves / TV 247)

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.

(Photo: PR | Reuters)

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: 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

(Photo: Ag. Senate)

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.