Thursday, August 8th, 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro: Mrs Bia Kicis (PSL / DF); and
Walton Alencar Rodrigues, Minister of the Federal Court of Audit at 9am. Jaime
de Cassio Miranda, Attorney General of Military Justice; and Marcelo Weitzel
Rabello de Souza, Deputy Attorney General for Military Justice at 10am. Bishop
Robson Rodovalho, President of the Ministry of Our Lady at 11am. Ms. Maria
Joseíta Silva Brilliant Ustra and Ms. Marília Oliveira at 12pm. Maria Lúcia
Gava Severa, President of the Bento Gonçalves Cancer Fighting League at 2pm.
Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, Deputy (PSL / MG); and Deputy Newton Cardoso Junior
(MDB / MG) at 3pm. Ernesto Araújo, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs at 5pm.
Araújo: Launch Ceremony of the
Joint Parliamentary Front of Agribusiness and Family Farming - FAAF at 9am.
Federal Deputy Chris Tonietto at 11am. Internal orders at 12pm. Lunch with the
Minister of Health, Luiz Henrique Mandetta at 1:30pm. Order with the Secretary
General of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Otávio Brandelli at 3pm. President of
the National Union of Automotive Vehicle Components Industry - Sindipeças, Mr.
Dan Ioschpe at 4pm.
is here to stay:
Brazil lives a
paradox: it is a democracy presided over by an authoritarian leader who, in
words and deeds, despises the basic values of the democratic order. Even so,
it is the order of the day to evaluate who and how many root-holders are the
ones who support the boss unconditionally.
scientist Fernando Guarnieri, from Iesp-Uerj, we analyzed results of voting
polls conducted by Datafolha in the election year. In June 2018, when the
campaign had not begun, Bolsonaro was favored by 17 percent of respondents.
At the time,
the captain's typical voter was a male, young (25-34 years), white or yellow,
with a family income of between 20 and 50 minimum wages, evangelical,
entrepreneur or regular self-employed, resident of the north, south and midwest
. The likelihood that a citizen with this profile would be willing to vote for
Bolsonaro was close to 90%.
October, in the last survey conducted immediately before the first round the
index rose to 95%. That is, virtually all voters with such characteristics
wanted to vote for the PSL candidate. This seems to be the hard core of
director of the Vox Populi Institute, in an article published in Carta Capital
magazine, comes to a similar conclusion as to the size of this portion of the
electorate - although it differs about its social characteristics. "Those
enchanted with the captain," he pointed out, "are predominantly older
Days ago, this
newspaper published information collected by Datafolha in recent months, which
allows to evaluate the support of the population to the most extreme positions
of Bolsonaro. They reveal that about one-third of respondents - similar to
those of their first-round voters and those who continue to support them -
believe that environmental policy undermines development, that the government
must reduce the areas set aside for indigenous reserves, which The March 31,
1964 coup must be commemorated and that possession of weapons should be a
right. In the same vein, just under 1/3 agree that security would be enhanced
if police killed more suspects, and finally that Brazil should give preference
to the United States over other countries.
In short, focusing
only on the early core of the captain's supporters, consisting of high-income
white men, or the broader group that today forms their support base, the far
right is a minority. But a sizable minority that seems to be here to stay and
are enough to take their runner-up in 2022. Be it Bolsonaro himself or some
other "myth." (2019/08/08 - Estadão)
centrist and PSDB deputy call Lula's transfer persecution and nonsense:
In the House of
Representatives, President Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ) , parliamentarians of centrist
parties and even the PSDB criticized, on Wednesday (7), the decision of federal
judge Carolina Lebbos to authorize the transfer of former President Luiz Inácio
Lula da Silva (PT) from Curitiba to a prison unit in São Paulo, his home state.
denied a request by Lula's defense to await a decision of the Supreme Court
(STF) on possible suspicion of the decisions of former judge Sergio Moro ,
today Minister of Justice, and annulment of the judgment of the former
In the plenary,
the deputy Joaquim Passarinho (PSD-PA) stated that the judge's decision was
strange. "Although I never voted for him, I think [Lula] is a former head
of state and deserved another treatment," he said. To him, broaching the
subject more than a year later seems like "chase for nothing."
agreeing. "You're absolutely right, deputy," he said. The mayor made
himself available "so that the former president's right is
reporters Maia said one had to "be careful". "I think I had been
there for a long time to make a change without being organized. If I were to
move to Sao Paulo if I organized a place in Sao Paulo that could give the same
guarantees, conditions," he said.
(GO), leader of Somos, also qualified the judge's decision to persecute. “What
the court has done today, I want to condemn here publicly. It is not justified
to remove former president Lula from Curitiba and take it to Tremembé. This is
humiliation, this judge should rethink her actions. Persecution I do not accept
with anyone, whether right or left. " Paulo
Abi-Ackel (PSDB-MG), deputy linked to Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG), described the
court decision as “true nonsense”. According to him, it is something that
“endangers the respect that Brazil has gained as a guarantor of rights.”
(PL-AM), former chairman of the Welfare Committee, paid solidarity to the
former chairman. “It says in my land that wood that gives in Chico gives in
Francisco. Today, many are applauding because they are a political opponent. ”
House and Senate
parliamentarians held a suprapartisan hearing on Wednesday afternoon with STF
President Dias Toffoli to try to reverse the transfer.
people, according to the report count, attended the meeting at the Supreme
headquarters, which was attended by members of PT, PC do B, PSOL, PDT, PSD,
Solidarity, PRB, MDB and Citizenship.
At the end of
the hearing, Toffoli said the ruling of the Supreme Court should come out later
Wednesday. “It is up to the court to decide according to the constitution and
the laws. I think there must still be a decision today, ”he said.
First to speak
at the hearing, Deputy Marcos Pereira (PRB-SP) stressed the suprapartisan
character of the act. "We know that there is illegality in this decision
[to transfer Lula]," he said.
Rep. Fábio Trad
(PSD-MS) classified as a justification the decision to transfer Lula to a
prison at this time.
decision is not fair, but it aims to humiliate, it aims to give the press the
opportunity to photograph the former president in uniform, with a shaved head.
We are not here on the left or right. We are right here, ”said Trad.
In PT, the
decision is assessed as serious. Gleisi Hoffmann (PT-PR), the party's national
president, said she was surprised by the decision.
“It is interesting
that for former President Temer all the guarantees were given and granted. For
former President Lula, it's nothing. And it's all very fast. So it's a chase. ”
For Gleisi, it
is a risk to Lula's safety and life to leave him under the police of the governor
of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB). “Especially because of the political
motivations this person has expressed throughout his demonstrations.”
On Twitter, the
governor mocked the petista. "Rest assured, he will be treated like all
other prisoners, according to the law. Even his companion Lula, if he wishes,
will have the opportunity to do something he has never done in his life:
PT leader in the House, associated the ruling as a “response by [operation]
Lava Jato to a worsening of allegations that have been circulated, such as
those over the past 48 hours about the illegal action aimed at reaching Supreme
Ministers. Court, and today even showing links with the Legislature itself. ”
the defense of former President Lula sent a petition to STF Minister Gilmar
Mendes, requesting an injunction to
release the petista and suspend his transfer from Curitiba to São Paulo.
also ask the minister to assure Lula the right to remain in the General Staff
Room if a transfer occurs. The defense request was made in the context of a
habeas corpus action that runs in the Supreme under the responsibility of
however, must forward the habeas corpus request to colleague Edson Fachin, who
is the rapporteur of the case who analyzes Sergio Moro's suspicion.
reinforced the former president's request for freedom until the Supreme Court
concludes the trial of the former president's case. If freedom is denied, they
ask that the transfer to Sao Paulo be suspended. (2019/08/08 - Folha)
embassy, Eduardo begins visit to senators:
Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) began on
Wednesday, 7, to go through the offices of senators seeking support for his
appointment to the Brazilian embassy in Washington . The first visit was to the
chairman of the Foreign Relations Commission, Senator Nelsinho Trad (PSD-MS).
Eduardo was accompanied only by security guards.
To have his
appointment as ambassador confirmed, Eduardo must pass a confirmation hearing
on the committee chaired by Trad and then be put to a secret ballot. He will
then need the support of the majority of the 81 plenary senators in a secret
ballot. "If I deserve to be Brazil's ambassador to the United States, it
is certainly a mission that I will take on, but it depends on the
senators," said the deputy.
nomination could be made official this week by President Jair Bolsonaro. For
Eduardo, compliments given to him by the American president Donald Trump would
facilitate the route. “It's what some people were calling the tacit acceptance
of Itamaraty's request for agrément. I'm glad. One of the ambassador's roles is
to make these contacts between the presidents of both countries high level, ”he
of the commission estimates that Eduardo's nomination will be made official in
10 days. The period is due to US processing of the request made by Brazil, he
said. For Trad, it is misleading to read that Trump's statement is sufficient.
"It has to have the role," he said.
published on July 13 that 6 of the 17 senators that make up the commission were
opposed to the nomination of the deputy in Washington. To guarantee Eduardo's
endorsement, Bolsonaro withdrew nominations to the Administrative Council for
Economic Defense (Cade) that displeased Senate President David Alcolumbre
declined to comment on whether the withdrawal of Cade's nominations could be
viewed as an exchange of political favors. "I have no information on
that," he said. The Senate president denies that the change of names
interferes with the embassy deputy's assessment (more information on this
Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP), opposition leader at the House, bets that there
would be a majority of votes against Eduardo's nomination, about 42. There
would be 20 opposition votes and the rest dissidents, he said.
the opposition must file two lawsuits with the Supreme Court (STF) against the
nomination when it is made official. The argument of one of them will be that
the appointment hurts already consolidated positions of the Court. The second
lawsuit will argue that Eduardo's suggestion of office violates the principle
of impersonality, the senator said.
anger over the nomination was inflated by statements by Eduardo and President
Bolsonaro. “I intend to benefit my son, yes. If I can give a filet mignon 'pro'
my son, I give, but it has nothing to do with the filet mignon this story
there. It is deepening the relationship with the world's largest power,
”Bolsonaro said in July.
the statement is a "mockery", "a shame" and has no
precedent. “It will be a historic moment for the Senate to assert itself. The
president can do a lot, but he can't do everything, ”Randolfe said.