Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro: National Flag Hoisting at 8am.
18th Meeting of the Governing Council at 8:15am. Hamilton Mourão, Vice
President of the Republic at 11:45am. Jorge Antonio de Oliveira Francisco,
Chief Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic at
2:30pm. Sérgio Moro, Minister of State for Justice and Public Security at
3:15pm. Marcos Pontes, Minister of State for Science, Technology, Innovation
and Communication at 4pm. Solemnity of Award of Commendations of the Order of
Labor Judicial Merit at 5pm.
Araújo: Governing Council
meeting at 8:15am. Order with the
Secretary General of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Otávio Brandelli at 3:15pm.
Federal Deputy Carla Zambelli at 4pm. Internal orders at 5pm. Federal Deputy
Luciano Bivar at 6pm.
building is occupied by about 300 indigenous women in Brasilia:
indigenous women occupied in the morning of Monday (12) a building of Funasa
(National Health Foundation) in Brasilia. The act was aimed at pressuring the
Jair Bolsonaro government for improvements in indigenous health, especially for
waiting for a meeting to discuss the issue and left the building around 7:30 pm
after Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta was ready to receive leaders.
leaders have been meeting since Saturday (10) in Brasilia for the March of Indigenous
Women. Organized by Abip (Brazilian Articulation of Indigenous Peoples), the
march aims to discuss what it is to be a woman in indigenous communities. The
activities continue until this Wednesday (14).
The theme of
the protest is "Territory: our body, our spirit." The organization
estimates the participation of 1,500 people from 110 people.
marched to the venue, in the North Radio and TV Sector, around 10am. Security
guards tried to contain the demonstration but the indigenous people entered the
building, where the Sesai (Special Indigenous Health Secretariat) also
operates. Most of the women were on the ground floor and on the 4th floor of
the building, where is Sesai.
Celia Xakriabá, of the organizing committee, the group initially tried to meet
with the secretary's head, Silvia Waiãpi, but she did not meet the indigenous
indigenous and military and was chosen for the post by the Bolsonaro
movement accuses the government of using the secretary to divide the peoples.
One of the biggest concerns is the threat of change in indigenous health
policy, such as the municipalization of actions.
historic action against indigenous movements and rights and recent government
measures related to land demarcation and
Funai add to the tension.
many women who have never left their land and are here. It is not just a
symbolic act. The 21st century war is for the territory, and they want to
sicken our body and our soul," says Celia.
not here because it is beautiful or easy. If there is no place for indigenous
women, it will not be for anyone," he says. "And talking about women's
health is not disconnected from this fight. We are afraid to stay alive without
saying who we are. Our heritage will always be the fight."
people complain that health care conditions in communities have led to an
increase in disease and death.
Xokleng, 61, says that in his community's health center in José Boiteux (SC),
there is a lack of basic supplies even for cleaning. "Where is the money
from indigenous health?" He asks.
programming foresees debates on violation of rights and political empowerment,
among other topics, and a meeting with authorities such as Supreme Court
(Supreme Court) ministers.
also set up a camp on the lawn of Funarte (National Arts Foundation).
(2019/08/13 - Folha)
and Moro escalate National Force for women's protests in Brasilia:
organized by women, Jair Bolsonaro government has again authorized the National
Force to be deployed to secure the Esplanade of Ministries and Three Powers Square.
was published in the Official Gazette, signed by the Minister of Justice Sergio
Moro, and is valid for Tuesday (13) and Wednesday (14).
It was made on
the recommendation of the GSI (Office of Institutional Security), which issued
a security protocol that allows police forces to be employed to protect public
was taken due to two manifestations. This Tuesday (13), will be held the March
of Indigenous Women. Participants should start the trek from Funarte (National
Arts Foundation) to the Esplanade of Ministries.
(14), will take place in the federal capital Marcha das Margaridas, held since
2000 by rural workers. Both movements claim equal rights and better living
Palace states that the authorization is "preventive" and aims to
discourage any episodes of violence. From Tuesday (13), the security staff can
be escalated at any time if risk of depredation is identified.
In April, the
president also escalated the National Force for movement organized by
indigenous people. In celebration of Indian Day, the ATL (Free Land Camp) was
Prior to the
demonstration, Bolsonaro defined the event as an "Indian bump" and
said that it would be the taxpayer who would pay the costs. The statement,
however, was not true.
delegations paid for both food and transportation for the movement's
participants. They also did not star in any episode of depredation.
then-President Michel Temer authorized the use of Armed Forces troops in the
Ministries Esplanade following a protest against social security reform.
was criticized by the Legislative Power. The mayor, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), said
that there was excess in the initiative and that he had suggested to the
emedebista the use of the National Force.
and GDP threaten the belief that there are two governments: one from Bolsonaro,
one from the economy.
certainty, or argument that the economy saves the Jair Bolsonaro government
received two stinging blows. One from the outside: the defeat of liberal
Mauricio Macri for kirchnerism in the Argentine previews. Another, domestic:
the risk of further recession.
Macri is a key
ally in consolidating both the chavism debacle in South America and the much
celebrated but threatened Mercosur agreement with the European Union . But it
is unlikely he will be able to make 15 points difference for Alberto Fernández
and Cristina Kirchner's populist plaque by October. Without Macri in Argentina
and Mario Abdo Benitez at risk in Paraguay, the deal evaporates. To make
matters worse, Bolsonaro bet all the chips on the wrong plate in the
And what about
the Central Bank preview for the second quarter GDP in Brazil ? Since Bolsonaro's
election, growth forecasts have been waning. Now, a 0.2% drop in the first
quarter and 0.13% in the second point to technical recession. It is serious for
the economy, very serious for the government's political discourse.
bad, but economic expectations were good. The president speaks a barbarity
after another, but the ministers of obligation, and the Allies, for lack of an
alternative, have the same answer at the ready : let the man speak, it is
important Paulo Guedes save the economy and regain growth. And if not?
and inflation, walking reforms, EU agreement, negotiations with the US, and the
release of the FGTS are a relief for disenchanted but clinging to the economy's
promises and dreams. They forget that the state is plagued by the chronic
deficit, the private sector remains frightened, families remain in debt,
idleness of commerce and industry persists, jobs do not appear.
come, but it will be slow, time consuming. While Bolsonaro makes his own , but
the belief in the economy resists, that's fine. But disappointment with him and
the economy at the same time can be explosive.
creates unnecessary friction and “relativizes” torture, impersonality, weapons,
radars, car seats, scientific data, deforestation, indigenous reserves. But
"he is anyway." Meanwhile, the Minister of Economy has a good team,
the Infrastructure Minister deepens Temer's privatization plan, the Agriculture
one works with pragmatism, the Mines and Energy advances. And Congress does its
part by approving Social Security reform without dehydrating it.
The problem is
if Bolsonaro insists on talking and doing what's in his hat, shocking the
country and the world, and the economy keeps skating until it goes backwards.
Confluence breeds pessimism and concern.
To make this
scenario even more murky, Bolsonaro spent months teasing China and threatening
historic friendly relations with the Arab world. When it was imagined that it
collected the batteries it was seen that it only diverted the target to
Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, leaving Brazil in an uncomfortable situation.
They have the discourse of "good", Brazil takes the position of
"evil" precisely in the environment. And that is what is in the
scares off those who voted for him “only against the PT”, reopens wounds from
the military dictatorship, sings the Coaf in favor of his own family and opens
up flanks in the external area - Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Thus he clings
to two factors to maintain power: success in the economy and no real opponent.
The way things
are going, all that remains is the opponent, the antibolsonaro. Not from the
left, but from the center right. João Doria is bolder, but not the only one. The
more Bolsonaro sways, the more Dorias will emerge. (2019/08/13 - Estadão)