Brazil: Bolsonaro says it is against Federal Police autonomy

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 Jair Bolsonaro decided to clean up his opinion about the autonomy of the Federal Police: it is against. In a meeting with the Rio de Janeiro bench, on Wednesday (28), he explained his position on the attempt of a wing of Congress to approve a bill giving autonomy to the body.

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247 – Jair Bolsonaro decided to clean up his opinion about the autonomy of the Federal Police: it is against. 

In a meeting with the Rio de Janeiro bench, on Wednesday (28), he explained his position on the attempt of a wing of Congress to approve a bill giving autonomy to the body.   

According to attendees at the meeting, Bolsonaro was explicitly opposed to the initiative, saying he was aware of the stress he would suffer from publicly defending such a position, reports the Folha de S.Paulo Panel Panel .   

Bolsonaro even used the federal prosecutor, an autonomous body, as an example. He ordered the parliamentarians to think carefully about the subject, extending to the PF all doubts they have about the attorney’s office. 

The bill dealing with the autonomy of the PF was revived by the chairman of the Chamber’s Constitution and Justice Commission, Felipe Francischini, from the same Bolsonaro party.

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: ‘Bolsonaro is not welcome in Portugal’, says Joana Mortágua, Portuguese MP

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‘Bolsonaro is not welcome in Portugal’, says Joana Mortágua, Portuguese MP

“The Left Block felt it was important to signal at this time that Bolsonaro is not welcome in Portugal. State visits have political meanings and readings. This in no way undermines our relationship with the Brazilian people, with the Brazilian state “, says Deputy Joana Mortágua

From Brasil de Fato – On Thursday (1), Portuguese parliamentarians from the Left Bloc party asked the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cancel the visit of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) to that country, which would be scheduled for early 2020

Parliamentarians criticized the Brazilian’s statements about Fernando Souza Cruz, a Popular Action activist who was assassinated by the military dictatorship. In an interview with Brasil de Fato , Congresswoman Joana Mortágua criticized the Brazilian president.

“The Left Block felt it was important to signal at this time that Bolsonaro is not welcome in Portugal. State visits have political meanings and readings. This in no way undermines our relationship with the Brazilian people, with the Brazilian state, but we understand that the international community must be aware of elected political leaders like Bolsonaro, who then develop attitudes, behaviors and discourses that are not compatible with the rules. basic democracy ”.

Despite the concern, there is still no officially scheduled visit, according to the Portuguese government. “I can’t cancel trips that are not scheduled,” said Augusto Santo Silva, Foreign Minister.

Mock of the victims

In the Left Block communiqué, the party states that “the Portuguese cannot remain indifferent to a president who, as the Brazilian Bar Association says, seems to ignore the foundations of the Democratic Rule of Law, including the dignity of human being, which includes the right to respect for the memory of the dead ”.

Still according to parliamentarians, if Portugal insists on receiving Bolsonaro, it will be “conniving with the constant lack of respect for democracy shown by the current government.”

Mortágua regrets that Bolsonaro stands beside the military dictatorship and not the victims of the regime – which lasted from 1964 and 1985.

“So it’s an attitude of making fun of the victims and using the pain of these families as a form of political throwing. It is unacceptable for a democratic leader in a democratic world to use death and dictatorship lightly and provocatively without respect for basic human rights principles that the international community must preserve. In this sense, we understand that Portugal should not receive Bolsonaro ”, concludes.

Socialist President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who is supported by the Left Bloc, came to Brazil in January to accompany Bolsonaro’s inauguration.

Brazil: PT leader Paulo Pimenta takes over the Bolsonaro impeachment flag

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PT leader Paulo Pimenta takes over the Bolsonaro impeachment flag

“We can no longer cover the sun with the sieve. Bolsonaro has to be stopped. He is a criminal who idolizes genocides, torturers and dictators. He and his militia clan lead the country to an authoritarian police state that erodes democracy and the institutions of Republic, “posted Deputy Paulo Pimenta (PT-RS), party leader in the House

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247 – Representative Paulo Pimenta (PT-RS) took on the flag of ‘Fora, Bolsonaro’ and defended the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro after he extolled this morning the death of Fernando Santa Cruz, a political militant murdered during the military dictatorship. and father of the current president of the Brazilian Bar Association, Felipe Santa Cruz. “We can no longer cover the sun with the sieve. Bolsonaro has to be stopped. He is a criminal who idolizes genocides, torturers and dictators. He and his militia clan lead the country into an authoritarian police state that erodes democracy and the institutions of republic, “said Pimenta.

“Why did the OAB prevent the Federal Police from getting on the phone of one of the most expensive lawyers? What is the intention of the OAB? Who is this OAB? One day, if the president of the OAB wants to know how his father disappeared in the military period “I tell him. He won’t want to hear the truth. I tell him. It’s not my version. It’s just that my experience made me come to the conclusion at that moment.” guerrillas from Pernambuco and disappeared in Rio de Janeiro, “said Bolsonaro, in one of his recurring crimes of responsibility.

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Não podemos mais tapar o sol com a peneira. Bolsonaro tem que ser impedido. Ele é um criminoso que idolatra genocidas, torturadores e ditadores. Ele e seu clã miliciano conduzem o país para um estado policial autoritário que corroe a democracia e as instituições da república.

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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

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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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