Friday, August 9th, 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro: Solemnity of Promotion of General
Officers at 10am. André Luiz de Almeida, federal Government Attorneyat 12pm.
Greetings Ceremony for Newly Promoted General Officers at 3:45pm. Jorge Antonio
de Oliveira, Chief Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the
Republic; and students of the 13th Edition of the SAJ / AEAL Exchange Program
Araújo: Meeting with advisors
at 9:30am. Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro at 11:30am. President of Aprosoja
Brazil, Mr. Bartolomeu Braz at 3pm. Senator Francisco Rodrigues 4pm. Federal
Representative Aline Sleutjes. Mass in intention of the souls of Ambassador
Hélio Magalhães de Mendonça and Minister Cynthia Altoé Vargas Bugané at 7pm.
violence and deforestation advance in the wake of Bolsonaro statements Mayan,
centrist and PSDB deputy call Lula's transfer persecution and nonsense:
The increase in
the number of people killed by police officers, the frequent episodes of
oversight by security forces and the advance of deforestation in the Amazon
have been following President Jair Bolsonaro's (PSL) aggressive statements in
is that the so-called "corner guard effect", which entered the
political vocabulary after the AI-5 edition, once again attended the public
rescues an episode attributed to the then Vice President Pedro Aleixo, who, by
refusing to sign the act in 1968, would have said that the problem was not the
then President Costa e Silva, but the corner guard.
In other words,
the official speech relativizing violent actions by security agents, attacking
Ibama fines and saying that deforestation data are false would end up having a
practical effect on the tip.
been constant. The number of people
killed by military police on duty in the
state of Sao Paulo grew 11.5% in the first half of this year, compared with the
same period last year.
In Rio, in the
first six months of the year, police accounted for 29 percent of violent deaths
in the state, a record.
exaggeration in the police approach have been frequent. Last Sunday (4), a
Corinthians fan was removed from the stands by police after cursing the
president. The day before, São Paulo police officers approached PSOL militants
in a closed event. There was also the
case of federal road police officers who interrupted an anti-Bolsonaro
meeting in Manaus in late July.
environmental area, deforestation is growing significantly. In the Amazon,
there was a jump of 278% in July compared to the same period of 2018, according
to the Deter (Detection of Real Time Deforestation), Inpe system (National
Institute for Space Research). In the Cerrado, the increase was 26%.
Boris Fausto, the persuasive power of the authorities in Brazil over society is
very strong. "This is something that filters down from above and becomes a
climate that permeates society. We are seeing it everywhere, both in occasional
and more grotesque episodes, such as the shooting of a car by Army military
personnel in Rio de Janeiro [ in April], "he says.
Faust, the figure of the corner guard is so strong that it has become something
commonplace in the country. "It has entered our slang so much that no one
needs to explain it anymore. We already know what it is," he says.
police actions, for Rafael Alcadipani, a professor at FGV and a member of the
Brazilian Public Security Forum, are related to a phenomenon of police
ideologization that has been intensifying since the elections. “The police, especially
the military, are contaminated with the pockets of ideology. The police have to
be political and partisan neutral because they have to treat everyone the same
way, ”he said.
He says he sees
leniency on the part of public security secretariats and police commandos and
little willingness to curb abuses. Alcadipani also relates the tone of the
pocket speech to the increase in police lethality rates.
In São Paulo,
the number of deaths by police action increased again after falling in 2018.
has changed. It is no use having a commander who is against it [police
violence], because when the police officer begins to see that the country is
wanting it, that the government is encouraging it, he at the end of the line
feels authorized. To the extent that you have a speech of violence and that a
good bandit is a dead bandit, the agent feels entitled to abuse, ”says
In the field,
land reform and indigenous rights activists see with concern the possible
influence of Bolsonaro statements on the intensification of conflict.
has already said that he will not demarcate new indigenous lands or settlements
and said he intends to legalize ore exploration in indigenous territory. In
April, he promised to give safe conduct
to the landowner who would shoot anyone
who invaded his land - which experts say
runs counter to the Constitution .
according to a preliminary survey by the Pastoral Land Commission, there were
17 conflict-motivated killings in the countryside, 16 of them in the Amazon —
from January to July 2018, there were 18 deaths, 14 in the Amazon region.
“The number of murders continues to be
concentrated in the Amazon area, where Bolsonaro has been talking about
legalizing mining. The invaders got the green light and do what they want,
”says Jeane Bellini of the Pastoral Land Commission.
For her, Bolsonaro ignites people to solve
issues on the basis of violence and encourages illegal invasion and
deforestation. “He is suggesting that, for pragmatic purposes, the laws that
were created and in force for 30 years should be relativized. We are
relativizing democratic institutions, ”he says.
As Folha showed
, the amount of fines imposed by IBAMA for environmental crimes in the
first two months of 2019 was the lowest
in the first two months of a year since 1995 .
and politicians close to Bolsonaro say it is not possible to make a direct
relationship between the president's words and these events.
pro-gun liberation activist, Benê Barbosa
says there is not enough data to say that there is a new pattern in any
still have a few cases left to do an in-depth analysis. It may be a reflection
of this [Bolsonaro's attitude], it may be a coincidence, it may be an
exaggeration. We have to look back and see if things like this have never
happened before," declares him, who commands the Viva Brasil Movement.
to Barbosa, it was predictable that the left would make a political trench.
"Of course this kind of occurrence ends up strengthening the speech of the
left. They will always throw this change of speech and some paradigms in the
lap of a supposed Bolsonaro effect," he says.
Representative and rural leader Frederico D'Ávila (PSL-SP) says that
deforestation data have been exaggerated by NGOs and environmentalists.
if you put the entire fleet of tractors that exist in Brazil pushing bush 24
hours a day you can not clear everything they disclose," he says.
him, Ibama officials, by assigning responsibility to Bolsonaro, make
environmental terrorism. "They live off the conflict. When this is over,
their relevance is gone." (2019/08/09 - Folha)
Formalizes Endorsement of Eduardo's Appointment to Washington Embassy:
The Brazilian government was informed on
Thursday that the United States has endorsed the appointment of Eduardo
Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) as ambassador in Washington .
request - as the consultation by Itamaraty is called - was sent in late July to
the US Department of State, which gave Brazil a positive return after about two
weeks. Copies of the agreement followed Washington for international assistance
from the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry in Brasilia.
Ernesto Araújo (Foreign Relations) has been informed of the American
endorsement and now President Jair Bolsonaro must formally nominate his
youngest son for the post.
will still be submitted for Senate approval . He will be sabbathed the House
Foreign Relations Committee and then needs to have the majority of the
senators' 81 votes in plenary.
the request for agrément was treated confidentially among governments to avoid
any embarrassment if the nominee was rejected by a particular country.
case, however, Bolsonaro innovated and spoke publicly about intending to refer
his son to the US embassy before even sending the consultation to Donald
Last week, the
president praised Eduardo's appointment as ambassador to Washington and said he
did not consider the movement nepotism, as Bolsonaro's opponents claim.
his son, I think his son is fantastic, a great young man. I'm very happy that
he was nominated, I hope he is nominated. I know his son and that's probably
why he was nominated. He is fantastic, I'm very happy, "Trump told a White
House garden conference.
president has daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner in senior government
accompanied Bolsonaro on the Brazilian president's trip to Washington in March
and acted as a kind of informal chancellor at that time.
He attended the
bilateral meeting between the two leaders in which the de facto chancellor,
Ernesto, was not present, and received public praise from Trump.
believe Eduardo's appointment may facilitate Brazil's relations in the White
House because the deputy is the president's son, but they are still cautious in
predicting what the new ambassador might bring to the country.
They argue that
Eduardo's first year as ambassador will be marked by Trump's campaign for
reelection — and thus focused on the American's electoral interests, which do
not necessarily include priorities over Brazil. (2019/08/09 - Folha)