Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro: Departure from Brasilia / DF to
Parnaíba / PI at 7:30am. Arrival to Parnaíba / PI at 9:40am. Overflow of Piauí
Coastal Board Irrigated Perimeter at 9:50am. Ceremony alluding to the Piauí
Coastal Tray Irrigation Project at 10:30am. Visit to the SESC School - Miranda
Osório Building at 12pm. Departure from Parnaíba / PI to Brasilia / DF at
1:10pm. Arrival to Brasilia / DF at 3:20pm. Senator Fernando Bezerra Coelho
(MDB / PE), Government Leader in the Federal Senateat 4pm. Osmar Terra,
Minister of State for Citizenship at 5:30pm.
Araújo: Meeting with
parliamentarians at 8am. Meeting with the Secretariat of Bilateral Negotiations
in Asia, Oceania and Russia - SARP at 11am. Luncheon with the Minister of
Women, Family and Human Rights, Mrs. Damares Alves at 1pm. Senator Fernando
Collor de Mello at 3pm. President of the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture
and Livestock (CNA), Mr. João Martins da Silva Junior at 4pm.
against Bolsonaro take thousands to the streets across Brazil:
protest organized by trade union centrals and the student movement against the
educational policy of the Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) government and cuts in the area
brought thousands of people across the country late on Tuesday. There were
demonstrations in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte,
Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Recife, among other cities.
the National Student Union (UNE), there were acts in 204 cities, squares,
university campuses and in the streets. The organization estimates that the
protests gathered around 900,000 people across the country. At the May 15
protest, UNE had identified acts in about 220 cities.
demonstrations were marked by criticism of the Future-se program, which
encourages private funding by federal universities. In an act in São Paulo, a
banner read: "Terminator or Future-deceiver."
This is the third
wave of acts against Bolsonaro's education policy taking several cities.
In Sao Paulo,
the act, somewhat deflated on a cold and rainy afternoon , was also contrary to
Social Security reform and other governmental flags. The demonstration did not
spare the president from cursing as an "idiot." Opposition
politicians accused him of trying to "implant a dictatorship" in
traditional balloons of the trade union centrals, including one with a
president with an orange band (reference to Bolsonaro's alleged orange
candidacy scheme ) on his chest, the demonstration occupied about two blocks of
Paulista Avenue around 5:30 pm.
gained more body with the arrival of high school students in the early evening.
However, the public did not come close to major protests against government
cuts in universities, as occurred in May this year.
went down Consolação Street to Praça da República, where the act ended without
incident around 20h20.
Minister Luiz Marinho (PT), at the top of the sound car, even said that
"they even invented a stab to put him in the Planalto Palace".
"We are facing not simply a government that thinks differently from us,
but a government that wants to establish a dictatorship," he said.
Representative Beth Sahão, also from the PT, defined the cuts as "a
disassembly". "Educational and public policies in this country are
Apeoesp (state network teachers union), state deputy Professor Bebel (PT) said
that "Bolsonaro cannot be president of Brazil". "Our president
would be Lula, but the coup, through fake news , has put this idiot who doesn't
think what he is talking about."
(Unified Workers Central) and affiliated unions and she were at the
demonstration in support of students and teachers. They also took a stand
against pension reform.
Sergio Nobre, secretary general of CUT, changes in pensions are harmful to
workers. "The country is being dismantled. Today's protest is also against
Social Security, which prevents workers from retiring," he said.
For the CTB
(Workers' Center of Brazil), there is an expectation that the Senate will make
changes to the reform proposal, sent by the Chamber of Deputies last Thursday
(8). "We will continue to mobilize so that the reform does not take money
from those who need it. We are in favor of a reform that corrects the
distortions of Social Security," said Onofre Gonçalves de Jesus, national
director of CTB.
RIO DE JANEIRO
protesters gathered in front of the Candelaria Church in the center.
public students chanted, "I'm a student, I don't give up Social Security
and education" and "Worker, I'm on your side, our future will not be
walked from Candelária to the Petrobras building, about 1 km away, where they
defended the valorization of the state company. Around 7 pm, the rain
accompanied by strong gusts of wind contributed to the dispersal.
teachers Maria da Conceição, 71, and Ruth Vilhena, 73, say that the struggle
for education led them to protest. "Those who have studied and worked in
public schools see this destruction. I hope the country wakes up, cannot live
in this setback," says Ruth.
Maria says she
went to the act to show that she disagreed with the Bolsonaro government's
project ("or lack of project"). She says she wishes there were more
channels for popular participation, because she understands that the population
does not feel entirely represented by politicians. "In 2013 we made that
clear. In 1968 we already said that."
the guidelines were the same: against cuts in education, the Future-se project
and the pension reform.
of the march estimated the participation of 10,000 people. Among them, two
thousand indigenous people who are camped in the city. Already the PM counted
The march began
around 10:30. All the tracks of the monumental axis were occupied by the
protesters, who went towards the National Congress. They teamed up with the March of Indigenous Women.
Around 11 am,
protesters from both movements gathered on the lawn in front of Congress. There
was no record of turmoil.
Security Force has been authorized to secure the surroundings of buildings of
the Ministry of Education and the Esplanade of Ministries, according to a
decree signed last week by Minister
Sergio Moro (Justice).
UNE tried to
block the measure because it thought it was illegal, but Justice Sergio Kukina of
the High Court denied the request.
sunlight, protesters began to disperse around 12:30 pm, and by 13:30 the act
had already ended on the lawn in front of Congress. The demonstration, smaller
than those held this year, did not pass in front of MEC, as expected.
CUT, PT, PSOL
and PCO flags joined the movement.
protests also in other capitals of the country. In Curitiba, a group held a
banner with the inscription #Morocriminal in the act for education in front of
the UFPR (Federal University of Paraná), traditional point of manifestations.
The protest is
coordinated by the federal academic directory and began around 6 pm. They took
a walk through the city center.
The act in Belo
Horizonte had a different focus from the previous ones, having as its main
theme the protest against the Future-se program of the Ministry of Education.
One criticism is that there was no debate with the universities before the
protesters, mostly students from UFMG and Cefet, walked through the capital
late on Tuesday. The Military Police of Minas Gerais does not disclose public
estimates. There were also demonstrations against the pension reform. Part of
the posters and t-shirts referred to the “Lula livre” campaign, calling for the
freedom of the former president arrested since last year in Curitiba.
In the state
capital, the act began at 18h, in the Democratic Corner, traditional point of
protests since the military dictatorship. Thousands of students and trade
unionists marched through downtown Porto Alegre to the UFRGS (Federal
University of Rio Grande do Sul) college of education.
In an artistic
performance, students wearing makeup and holding posters represented the SUS,
education, social security reform and the environment. Among them, an
“auctioneer” questioned: “who gives more?”.
On posters, you
could read “Our Weapon is Education,” a critique of President Jair Bolsonaro's
(PSL) arms policy. “I am a student, I do not give up Social Security and more
education,” was one of the chants chanted by the protesters.
also the target of protest in the gaucho act. “We have to show the dismantling
of free public education. Only with public education can we develop our
country, ”said State Representative Pepe Vargas (PT-RS), in the sound car of
In Recife, the
protest against the blockade of funds in federal universities brought together
students, teachers and members of social movements in the city center. The
walk, with slogans against President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), began at 4 pm.
participated in the protest. The protesters also criticized the Social Security
reform, which is being processed in the Federal Senate. The main thoroughfares
of the center were jammed. The Military Police did not report the number of
protesters in the act. (2019/08/14 - Folha)
promises to unlock federal pact in exchange for Senate pension approval:
of Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) promised on Tuesday (13) to unlock the projects of the
federal pact in exchange for approval of the pension reform .
party leaders approved a timetable by which the PEC (proposal for amendment of
the Constitution) will be voted in plenary on the first round on 18 September.
The second round will be October 2, according to the schedule that came out of
the leaders meeting.
announcements were made by Senate President David Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) and
Government House Leader Fernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB-PE).
THE AGREEMENT, FOUR PECS WILL SOON BE WORKING:
End of the
provides for the end of legislation that today guarantees compensation for
losses in tax collection resulting from the exemption of exports. By the
proposal, which still needs to be submitted, each state creates its tax rule
federal transfers of funds from the onerous assignment and signing bonus of
pre-salt fields. Proposal is in the Senate
To deal with
the allocation of resources from the Social Fund, which consists of oil
exploration resources and currently exclusively used by the Union. Proposal is
in the Senate
PEC wants to
extend from 2024 to 2028 the deadline for state and municipal precatory
payments. Proposal still needs to be submitted
Also part of
the agreement is the unblocking of the projects for the regularization of the
states' credit securitization (text in the House), of the implementation of the
Mansueto Plan, a program that will allow states in difficulty to borrow money
with the endorsement of the Union. in the camera. In addition, the government
pledges to pay R $ 4 billion at the end of the year for all Kandir and FEX
(Export Fund) states.
Bezerra Coelho, these resources will come from the onerous assignment, whose
auction is scheduled for November.
new resources. The Union is not opening a millimeter of current revenue
resources," said Fernando Bezerra, saying it was a campaign promise by
Bolsonaro to share with the states and municipalities the new resources.
Paulo Guedes (Economics) will go to the Senate next Tuesday (20) to discuss
with the leaders the submission of tenders.
The idea is to
take advantage of texts already in Congress so that the process begins as soon
as possible and it is possible to approve the measures by the end of the year.
is trying to build a peaceful environment for reform. All to maintain the PEC
as it came from the House . Any change made in the Senate would require the
text to go back to the House, leaving the fate of the reform open.
To prevent this
from happening, changes can be made to the CCJ (Committee on Constitution and
Justice), but in plenary the text will be sliced and will go for promulgation
only what remains of the House proposal. Innovations, such as the eventual
inclusion of state and municipal civil servants in the reform, will integrate
what is commonly referred to as parallel PEC.
the approved calendar, the opinion of Senator Tasso Jereissati (PSDB-CE) at the
CCJ is scheduled for August 28 and the vote in committee will take place on
September 4. In plenary, first-round voting is scheduled for September 18,
second-round voting on October 2.
Alcolumbre has scheduled for September 10, the day on which the plenary agenda
is scheduled to be included, a general committee with experts to discuss reform
throughout the day.
agreement gives the condition to approve the pension reform," said PSD
leader Otto Alencar (BA), one of the senators who conditioned both issues.
everyone in the opposition wants to give the government peace of mind.
very difficult for the opposition as a whole to vote in favor of this [the
agreement]," said PT Senate leader Humberto Costa (PE).
leader Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP) complained about the calendar, saying it
was not possible for the vote to take place in less than 70 days. The
Alcolumbre calendar foresees 60 days of processing.
Senate cannot be the stamp of such a delicate proposal," said Rodrigues,
who has vowed to file a series of applications with the CCJ on Wednesday (14),
when the Social Security reform PEC is beginning to work.
will be voted on by Tasso Jereissati to hold a public hearing next week.
SCHEDULE OF SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
8.ago PEC arrives at Senate and is forwarded to CCJ
14.ago CCJ votes requests for public hearings
to 22.ago CCJ holds public hearings
28.ago Reading of the opinion of Senator Tasso
Jeiressati (PSDB-CE) at the CCJ and granting of views (deadline for
4.set Vote on CCJ
10.Set Inclusion of the Reform on the Agenda and
thematic session to discuss the new Social Security
17.set Reading of merits amendments in CCJ, ie
commission receives and reads proposals for merits of reform
18.set Vote on merit amendments at CCJ in the
morning and PEC vote in first round in plenary
1º.out Reading drafting amendments in CCJ, that is,
the committee receives and reads proposals that only change details in the
wording of PEC
2.out Vote on drafting amendments at CCJ in the
morning and PEC vote in the second round in plenary
8 and 10.out Period during which
Congress President David Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) intends to promulgate the PEC of
Social Security reform. (2019/08/14 - Folha)