Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro: Deputy Rodrigo Maia, President of
the Chamber of Deputies; Alexandre de Moraes, Minister of the Supreme Federal
Court; and Deputy Fábio Faria (PSD / RN) at 8am. Marcos Cintra, Federal Revenue
Secretary at 9:30am. Deputy Pastor Marco Feliciano (CAN / SP) at 10:30am.
Marcos Cintra, Federal Revenue Secretary; and Missionary RR Soares, Founder of
the International Church of Grace of God at 11am. Deputy Silas Câmara (PRB /
AM) at 2:30pm. Wagner Rosário, Minister of State of the Comptroller General of
the Union at 4pm. Senator Esperidião Amin (PP / SC) at 5pm. Launch of the
Parliamentary Front of Gaucho Tradition and Culture and launch of Farroupilhas
Celebrations 2019 at 7pm.
Araújo: Public Hearing at the
House Social Security and Family Commission at 9:30am. Lunch with
parliamentarians at 12:30pm. Internal orders at 4pm. Minister Gilmar Mendes at
6pm. Minister Celso de Mello at 6:30pm. Launch of the Parliamentary Front of
Gaúcha Tradition and Culture at 7pm.
will bar Venezuelans linked to Maduro regime, says Mourão:
The vice-president, General Hamilton Mourão ,
said on Tuesday (6) that Brazil will
stop the entry into the country of Venezuelans linked to the regime of
dictator Nicolás Maduro .
that Brazil "finally managed to make" the list of possible barred
ones, but did not detail whether it would apply only to senior members of the
Venezuelan government or any public officials.
was made in Porto Alegre during the release of the book "How to Destroy a
Country" by Marcelo Suano, a political scientist sympatethic to the army.
The work has a preface by the vice president.
in Brazil are now fulfilling what was
agreed at the Lima Group meeting in January. That all countries must have a
list of those elements of the regime that are framed in crimes against humanity
and also in the corruption and theft of the resources of the Venezuelan people.
Chile and Argentina already had this list of people who could not get in. But
now, we have finally managed to make ours. And this group will not be able to leave Venezuela to come here
to Brazil to spend the money they stole from the Venezuelan people, "said
Minister Ernesto Araújo was in Lima, Peru, representing Brazil at a conference
international community needs to understand: on one hand there is the
constitutional government of [self-declared interim president Juan] Guaidó, on
the other hand the genocidal regime of Maduro that survives by force. Who
defends freedom and human dignity has only one option: #Fueramaduro",
wrote Ernesto on a social network this Tuesday.
however, did not mention the list of barred ones announced by Mourão.
meeting ended without announcements of further measures against the Maduro
Security Advisor John Bolton said the US was ready to impose sanctions against
any international companies doing business with Venezuela. Despite the tone,
fears that the US would announce an embargo against Venezuela during the
meeting were not confirmed.
On Monday (5),
President Donald Trump signed an
executive order ordering the freezing of all assets of the Venezuelan regime in the US. By sparing the
Mexican private sector, the measure no longer has the weight of an embargo such
as that applied against Cuba, for example.
Moreover, the fact that most of the regime's business today is illegal and
clandestine prevents the measure's
effectiveness, experts say. (2019/08/07 - Folha)
US Relationship with G20 Leaders Changed Under Donald Trump:
commentators' conventional view is that Donald Trump's “ America First ”
approach to foreign policy - unilateral, transactional, and history-scorned -
has isolated the United States as never before. But while Trump's continued
attack on Western values such as the rule of law and freedom of the press has
undeniably strained relations with traditional allies such as Canada, Germany
and France, "America First" has also earned the US a new class of
In fact, about
a third of G20 leaders today actively prefer Trump to his predecessor Barack
Obama. It is a sign that the world may be approaching Trump and the kind of
politics he represents at least as quickly as his unorthodox approach to
American foreign policy is alienating the country's traditional allies.
President Jair Bolsonaro has been nicknamed “Trump of the Tropics,” and his
strong disdain for political correctness rivals that of Trump himself .
Similarly, few world leaders can match Trump's discourse on migration as much
as Matteo Salvini of the Northern League, the political force that sustains the
Italian government today.
and Bolsonaro ran Trump-style campaigns with intensive use of social networks.
Scott Morrison will likely be the first Australian leader since 2006 to be
greeted by a US president with a state dinner. In a visit to USS aircraft
carrier Ronald Reagan, he stated that "Australia and the United States see
the world with the same eyes."
between Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS) is far from a
secret, and the Saudis have an infinitely better relationship with Trump and
his team than they ever had with Obama. Trump maintains a personal relationship
of mutual sympathy with Indian leader Narendra Modi, and no other world leader
is as adept at using the divisive "us versus them" policy to win
Mauricio Macri has a personal business and golf-based relationship with Trump
that comes from before either of them is president and shares Trump's
indifference to ideologies. This is also the case of the newly inaugurated
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom Trump congratulated on Twitter for
winning the British leadership, giving him his highest praise: he dubbed him
the " British Trump ."
Needless to say
more about Trump's genuine sympathy for Russian President Vladimir Putin, or
Putin's fondness for Trump, although the distrust of both Republicans and
Democrats in Washington over the Russian made the resurrection of US-relations
impossible. Russia. The same is true of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
It's a large
cast of political actors, each of whom has his own political reasons for
preferring Trump. But go back one step and you'll see two distinct strands of
Trump's appeal to other world leaders. In the case of those who preside over
democracies, what attracts them is Trump's populism and his ability to win the
adherence of long-marginalized types of voters. Among the authoritarian is
Trump's transactional stance and his willingness to ignore issues such as human
rights violations in the name of political realities.
important to highlight the world leaders who would have reason to get along
with Trump ... but don't get along. Xi Jinping of China envisioned working with
Trump, the businessman, to strike deals that would benefit his country while
favoring Trump on a more personal political and corporate level. Instead, Xi
found himself the target of the most aggressive US policy towards China, one of
the few issues in Washington that today receives genuine support from the two
main political parties.
Japanese leader Shinzo Abe is surprised to find that, after three years and the
utmost effort made by a leader of an advanced industrial democracy to garner
Trump's sympathy, the American president was unwilling to slow down. compared
to Japan. And Abe couldn't forgive Trump's volatility either.
after the inauguration of the Trump Presidency, it is becoming clear that
"America First" has not isolated the United States, but has changed
the nature of its diplomatic relations. Much has been said to be due to the
personally unconventional way in which Trump approaches foreign policy, but
even more so to structural factors that are propelling the world into a new
post-American world order.
succeeds Trump, whether in 2020 or 2024, will come across a new set of US
allies and opponents. How well he or she orientates himself in this new
diplomatic landscape will greatly help determine the success of his presidency
- and Trump's presidential legacy. (2019/08/07 - Folha)
Politics in Brazil
Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
conversation with Trump about Venezuela, Bolsonaro rejects military action:
Jair Bolsonaro set aside his alignment position with Donald Trump by dismissing
the US mandate's consultation on Brazilian support for eventual military action
his main bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Japan, Bolsonaro told Trump
that the he needed do think more, and said Brazil could not adopt this line in
the private meeting, Bolsonaro turned away from the publicly idolized
manifestation to the American president and took a pragmatic stance when
presenting his concerns about the undertaking suggested by the ally.
dialogue shows a different act from the Brazilian president in his public and
private statements, in which objectivity eventually seems to overlap with
ideologies and preferential alignments of the Brazilian government.
meeting took place on June 28, at the second meeting between the two leaders.
The first of these was in March, when Bolsonaro left the White House with
promises that Brazil would count on US support to join the OECD , the club of
rich countries, and that the country would become a non-NATO priority ally.
which was confirmed last week .
newspaper reconstructed dialogue among the leaders with people at the meeting.
In the presence of auxiliaries, the presidents discussed issues such as the
elections in Argentina and the search for a solution to end the regime of
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro.
to the reports, Trump was willing to take joint action with Brazil to bring
about change in the South American country in crisis. He then probed if the
Brazilian saw the possibility of joint military intervention.
promptly ruled out this alternative. The Brazilian president argued that
Brazil's armed forces have been weakened over the past two decades and
considered that the neighboring country's topography favors the regime because
it benefits local guerrillas .
also pointed out that Brazil's sponsorship of this type of action would bring
“serious problems” to the region.
personnel assisting the president have repeatedly advised him to stay away from
a solution that involves the use of force . There is a fear that this could
result in international retaliation, disapproval by the Brazilian population
and even defeat.
often addresses the Venezuelan regime with strong criticism, associating the
neighboring country's government with Cuba, and the president's children often
link Maduro's dictatorship with drug trafficking.
of them, Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, nominated by his father for the
position of Brazilian ambassador in Washington , has already defended military intervention in Venezuela .
at the meeting in Japan, Trump praised Brazil's help and said that Bolsonaro
has been acting “with a firm hand” in search of an alternative to Maduro, but
the Brazilian president warned the American that the country is “at its limit”.
Bolsonaro says economic sanctions on Maduro's regime "are welcome."
On Monday (5), the US government intensified such actions and ordered the total
freeze of assets of the regime of the Venezuelan dictator .
is an American practice imposed on opposing nations such as Cuba and Iran.
possibility of Brazil sponsoring economic restrictions on Venezuela was also
addressed during the G20 by Presidency spokesman General Otávio Rêgo Barros.
a broader concept, which is to imagine that through economic pressure, we will
be able to make democracy possible in Venezuela, some action could be analyzed
to dehydrate the support of actors who can introduce some support. Venezuela,
”he said during the meeting.
Barros, however, treated the issue as a remote possibility and gave no details
of what could be done.
the reserved conversation with Trump, Bolsonaro and the American still dealt
with the elections in Argentina in a tone of concern about the eventual defeat
of Maurício Macri by Alberto Fernández's plaque, which has former President
Cristina Kirchner as deputy.
Brazilian proposed that Trump visit Argentina before the October elections, in
support of Macri . He also suggested meeting with other right-wing Latin
American leaders and presenting “a package” of solutions to avoid what he
called “the emergence of a new Venezuela in South America”.
empathy, Trump apologized for criticism of Bolsonaro by New York Mayor Bill De
Blasio . Protests led by the Democrat led to the cancellation of an award that
the Brazilian president would receive in the city .
a series of comings and goings, the event was moved to Dallas, Texas, where
Bolsonaro was honored with the Person of the Year award .
Bolsonaro maintains a sharp and anti-left tone in his speeches, he has yielded
to pragmatism on some points involving Brazilian foreign policy.
the G20, he left out criticism of Venezuela in his speech at the meeting of the
BRIC leaders. The bloc, made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South
Africa, has two of its members as supporters of Maduro: Russians and Chinese.
I didn't want to controversy with [Vladimir] Putin, a nuclear power ," the
president admitted when asked about the issue at a news conference.
recent weeks, Bolsonaro has been extolling President Evo Morales of Bolivia. Morales
came to power in 2006, amid a leftist wave that prevailed in South American
politics in the early 2000s.
Bolivian representative also pointed to a pragmatic stance when he attended the
inauguration of Bolsonaro in January. (2019/08/07 - Folha)