Brazil: Presidents Son To Become Ambassador To the U.S.

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Eduardo Bolsonaro signs to accept Brazil embassy in Washington

Aligned with Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, Eduardo Bolsonaro is about to become Brazil’s ambassador to the United States; without any formation to the position, Eduardo will be the symbol of a historical humiliation for all the Itamaraty and tends to aggravate the condition of Brazil like colony of the United States

(Photo: Paola De Orte / Agência Brasil)

247 – Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP), son of President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), positively signaled a possible invitation to take over the Brazilian embassy in the United States. 

Asked about the issue raised by his father, in an interview on Thursday (11), Eduardo said that there is no definition, but that if the invitation was officially made, he would not deny.

“The mission that President Bolsonaro gives to me will certainly work in the best way,” he said. “There is nothing formal, nothing official.

Brazil: $178 million in parliamentary amendments released on the day of the reform vote

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Bolsonaro released $ 178 million in parliamentary amendments on the day of the reform vote

On the day of the vote on the basic text of the pension reform, Bolsonaro ‘released’ R $ 178 million for parliamentary amendments. In the package published in an extra edition of the “Official Gazette of the Union”, members of the following states were benefited: Alagoas, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe and Pernambuco

For foreign press, Bolsonaro is materialization of collective rage
For foreign press, Bolsonaro is materialization of collective anger (Photo: REUTERS / Leonardo Benassatto)

247 – On the day of the vote on the basic text of the pension reform, Bolsonaro ‘released’ R $ 178 million for parliamentary amendments. In the package published in an extra edition of the “Official Gazette of the Union”, members of the following states were benefited: Alagoas, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe and Pernambuco.

The Folha de S. Paulo newspaper reports that “on Monday (8), the Planalto Palace had released almost R $ 1 billion in parliamentary amendments also linked to the health area. destined to complement mayors’ expenses with basic assistance services, and of medium and high complexity. “

The article also adds that “asked on Tuesday (9), the president denied that the release of parliamentary amendments is an” old politics “practice criticized by Bolsonaro throughout the election campaign. I would like to release everything that is in the budget, and when such a situation happens, it is normal, as far as I can tell: Nothing was invented, no suitcase, no hidden conversation anywhere, it’s all This is what must be happening, “he said.

 

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro: I Do Not Understand Economics

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Economy melts and there is no government in Brazil

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Economy melts and there is no government in Brazil

“It’s only to get Dilma that confidence comes back.” Yeah. Many years have gone by and the promise made by the forces that beat democracy in Brazil is not fulfilled. Dilma ended her first term with the lowest unemployment rate in the history of Brazil (4.3%) and, since the coup began to be put into action, already in 2015, the economic conditions of the country only deteriorated.  

Economic data released this week are devastating. According to the Dieese, unemployment hit 16% in Greater São Paulo. In March, there was a net loss of 43 thousand jobs in the country, second data from the Ministry of Labor, when the expectation was to offer more vacancies. Today, Brazil has 13 million unemployed and 37 million underemployed people, living on the tops here and there.

Inflation, which was the only indicator that remained under control, left the rails. The Broad National Consumer Price Index 15 (IPCA-15), which measures the previous official inflation, was 0.72% in April this year. The rate is higher than in March of this year (0.54%) and in April last year (0.21%). It is also the highest rate for the month since 2015 (1.07%). The main drivers of inflation in April were transport, which rose by 1.31%, driven by fuels (up 3%), especially gasoline (3.22%). In other words, Petrobras ‘insane pricing policy, which last year produced the truckers’ strike, this year puts Brazil in a state of “stagflation” – a stalled economy with no demand, and still with inflation.

If the economy does not grow, it does not generate jobs and prices rise, what is the consequence? Obviously the consumer is catching his expenses. For this reason, the Consumer Confidence Index (ICC), measured by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), fell 1.5 points from March to April. With the result, the indicator retreated to 89.5 points, on a scale of zero to 200, the lowest level since October of last year (85.4 points). It is the third consecutive monthly fall of the indicator, which accumulates a loss of 7.1 points in the period.

It is an unprecedented economic destruction and the great question that arises is: what is the economic policy of Paulo Guedes? No one will be able to answer for the simple reason that there is no economic policy but only the fake news that Brazil will grow like an Asian tiger if public welfare is transferred to the private sector. What accounts? Ah, that we can not show. The federal government, as everyone knows, hides the “studies” it did on the social security issue.

At other times in our history, when economic policy failed, as it is now, businessmen, trade unionists and editorialists would be shouting for a change of course. But not. What prevails is a gigantic silence in the face of the melting of the Brazilian economy. One of the reasons is the financialization of the Brazilian press, which, controlled by its creditors, began to vocalize the single thought around the mantra “foresight or chaos”. But where are the entrepreneurs? Are all idiots enough to believe that an economy survives only by reducing labor costs?

Brazil urgently needs a major national development pact. The proposals will not come from Paulo Guedes, who in more than a hundred days of government practically did not pronounce the words growth and employment, nor Jair Bolsonaro, who is more concerned with the intrigues around his deputy Hamilton Mourão. The current reality is nude and raw: the economy melts and Brazil has no government. As a corollary of this situation, the dollar has just hit four reais.

Brazil: BOLSONARO IS USELESS, SAYS MIRIAM LEITÃO

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JANAINA: BOLSONARO “URGENTLY NEEDS TO CHANGE HIS ADVISERS”

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Brazil: “ONLY LULA CAN RELEASE THE MILITARY FROM THE BOLSONARO PRISON”

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Brazil: Bolsonaro Fries General Santos Cruz And Opens Military Crisis In Government

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Joined by Netanyahu, Brazilian president makes trailblazing trip to Western Wall

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Joined by Netanyahu, Brazilian president makes trailblazing trip to Western Wall

Braving Jerusalem rain, Bolsonaro becomes first foreign head of state to be accompanied by Israeli PM on visit to the holy site

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touch the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in the Old City of  Jerusalem on April 1, 2019 (Menahem KAHANA / POOL / AFP)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touch the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 1, 2019 (Menahem KAHANA / POOL / AFP)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was joined by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Western Wall on Monday, becoming the first foreign head of state to visit the site together with a senior Israeli official.

His unprecedented step could be seen as a tacit recognition of Israeli sovereignty over that location in Jerusalem’s Old City, which the international community generally considers occupied Palestinian territory. The Western Wall, part of the retaining walls of the Second Temple, is the holiest place where Jews can pray.

After Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch read a chapter from the Book of Psalms, Netanyahu and Bolsonaro approached the wall, braving the rainy Jerusalem weather.

After the Brazilian president placed a note in one of the cracks, the two leaders leaned against the ancient stones for several seconds in quiet contemplation.

After the short ceremony, they toured the Western Wall tunnels, which are located underneath the Old City’s Muslim Quarter.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro visits the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem’s Old City with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 1, 2019 (Amos Ben-Gershom / GPO)

At a visitors center, the two men viewed a virtual reality recreation of the Jewish temple that once stood on the Temple Mount.

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During his election campaign, and even in the weeks that followed his victory, Bolsonaro promised to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead in transferring his country’s embassy to Jerusalem. But before he arrived in Israel on Sunday morning, he appeared to backtrack, indicating that he would open a trade mission in the city instead.

Meeting Netanyahu on Sunday, Bolsonaro announced the opening of a “trade, technology and innovation office” that would be “an official office of the Government of Brazil, in Jerusalem,” the prime minister said.

“I hope that this is a first step toward the opening in time of the Brazilian embassy in Jerusalem,” Netanyahu said on Sunday evening during a joint press appearance at the Prime Minister’s Residence on the capital’s Balfour Street.

“Recognizing the historic ties of Jerusalem with the Jewish identity and that the city is the political heart of the State of Israel, I announced today that Brazil will open there a Brazilian office to promote trade, investment and exchange in innovation and technology,” Bolsonaro tweeted later that night.

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Reconhecendo os vínculos históricos de Jerusalém com a identidade judaica e também que a cidade é o coração político do Estado de Israel, anunciei hoje que o Brasil abrirá lá um escritório brasileiro para promoção do comércio, investimentos e intercâmbio em inovação e tecnologia.

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So far, the US and Guatemala are the only countries to have their embassies in Jerusalem. Paraguay moved its embassy to the city last year, but has since relocated it to Tel Aviv.

Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă on March 24 announced that her country would move its embassy to Jerusalem, but an actual relocation seems unlikely because President Klaus Iohannis — who is staunchly opposed to the move — has the last word on the matter.

On the same day, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández announced his intention to “immediately” open a diplomatic mission in Jerusalem that would “extend our embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem.”

In recent weeks, several countries have opened or announced plans to open trade or cultural centers in the capital, including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

The international community does not recognize Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem, including the Old City, and so visiting foreign dignitaries generally refrain from going there in the company of Israeli officials.

Those who do want to tour the holy site usually do so in a private capacity, though in recent months an increasing number of foreign leaders have defied standard protocol and allowed Israeli diplomats to join them at the wall.

On March 20, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first American top diplomat to visit the site together with an Israeli prime minister, underlining the recent trend.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on March 21, 2019, during the second day of Pompeo’s visit as part of his five-day regional tour of the Middle East. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
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