Monday, August 19th, 2019
President Jair Bolsonaro: Sergio Moro, Minister of State for
Justice and Public Security at 8am. Lauro Cardoso, Regional Prosecutor of the
Republic of the 1st Region at 10:30am. Paulo Guedes, Minister of State for
Economy at 2pm. Abraham Weintraub, Minister of State for Education at 4pm.
Antônio Barra Torres, Director of the National Health Surveillance Agency -
ANVISA at 5pm.
Araújo: Meeting at the Civil
House of the Presidency of the Republic at 9am.
Bangladeshi Minister of Commerce, Mr Tipu Munshi at 11am.
resists Eduardo Bolsonaro's name for US embassy:
A survey conducted by the State explains the
caution with which the president Jair Bolsonaro has handled his son's statement
Eduardo to Brazil's embassy in Washington . Today, he would not have a minimum
of 41 votes in the Senate plenary to be approved for command of the country's
most important diplomatic representation abroad.
Of the 81
senators, 30 responded that they intended to vote against the name of the
president's “son 03”, compared to 15 who said they were in favor. Another 35
declined to respond (28) or expressed themselves as undecided (7) . Without
certain votes, Bolsonaro said last week that he will only make the choice
official when Eduardo "feels" that he has the majority support of the
By the rules in
force, first Eduardo will have to be sabbathed in the House Foreign Relations
Commission. Then your name must go through a secret ballot in the board,
followed by another, also secret, ballot in the Senate floor. House President
David Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) - who has been working for the deputy's approval -
does not vote.
bench, with 13 parliamentarians, the MDB thickens the rejection of Eduardo's
nomination . Six senators said they were opposed to the president's initiative.
Critics of the move include party chiefs such as Renan Calheiros (AL) and
Jarbas Vasconcelos (PE). “I am against nepotism. I have always been against
this kind of practice all my life. I will not change now, ”said Vasconcelos.
The rejection of the emedebistas is equal, in number of votes, to the one of
the PT. The entire petista bench says it will vote against the nomination.
In an attempt
to break resistance, Eduardo - who is chairman of the House Foreign Relations
Committee - began a tour of the offices seeking support from the senators. The
deputy said he was "hopeful" while Bolsonaro has made frequent
statements in defense of his son. “I intend to benefit my son, yes. If I can
give my son a filet mignon, I will, ”he said last month on social media.
for the tour came from the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
Nelsinho Trad (PSD-MS). “I told him ( Eduardo ) to go to all the offices, even
the opposition ones, and he said he would.” Even on the committee, the score is
still tight. Of the 18 members, six have already declared that they will vote
against the nomination and only three in favor.
Appointed as a
possible rapporteur of the matter in the board, Senator Chico Rodrigues
(DEM-RR) said he was in favor of Eduardo's appointment. "President (
Donald ) Trump himself called him brilliant," he said. Earlier this month,
the United States formally endorsed Eduardo's appointment as ambassador to
Washington. “Even with some resistance, I see the weather as favorable for
approval ( by Eduardo's name ).”
lawmakers won an asset to block the nomination. The Senate's legislative
consultancy drafted an opinion stating that the choice of deputy, if formalized
by his father, would constitute nepotism - improper favoritism of relatives by
a public official. Based on the document, requested by Senator Alessandro
Vieira (Cidadania-SE), senators articulate the presentation of an alternative
opinion to what should be presented by Chico Rodrigues.
front, Senate minority leader Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP) talks about going to
court and the Federal Supreme Court . "( Jair ) Bolsonaro cannot run the
country like his backyard," said the senator.
ambassador to Washington, Sergio Amaral said that due to the negotiation of new
alliances between countries, the new ambassador will play an important role.
"There will be a very big work schedule," he said, who declined to
comment on Eduardo's appointment.
ambassador between 1999 and 2004, Rubens Barbosa advocated prioritizing
interests over parties and ideologies. “What matters is having access and
influence,” he wrote in an article to Estadão newspaper. (2019/08/19 - Estado
de São Paulo)
speech causes concern in international community:
the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, in late June, Brazil has
returned to the center of attention over the last few weeks. Not by the opening
of new markets or free trade treaties, but by the declarations of President
Jair Bolsonaro and controversies involving the government, such as the probable
appointment of Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) to the Brazilian embassy in
the United States in Washington. The radicalization discourse, in a posture of
confrontation with countries such as Argentina, Germany and Norway, raises
concerns for those who fear for the “new direction,” as Bolsonaro defines, and
uncertainties, even among allies.
heard experts, parliamentarians with affinity to other countries and foreign
investors, and the conclusion is that the world does observe Brazil with
different eyes. Representatives from Asian countries, such as Japan and China,
and members of Brics, Russia, India and South Africa, are not too uncomfortable
with the Executive's stance. The main focuses of dissatisfaction with the
Brazilian government are in Western Europe. “There is a concern that Brazil has
exceeded a reasonable line because of Bolsonaro. He looks proud and arrogant.
It's not good, but it's not the end of time, ”says a European investor.
himself argues the opposite. On Friday, he said he was always consulted by
ministers and largely agreed with the suggestions, although he made it clear
that he had the final say. “I have veto power, if I'm not going to be a banana,
okay? Didn't the people believe me? So the policy is mine. It is not
authoritarianism, but hierarchy and discipline. It has to have, ”he said.
Despite what the president says, the world's reading of Brazil has worsened
after he suggested last Thursday that Germany and Norway, together, suspended
about $ 285 million for the Amazon Fund - in response. advance deforestation in
the region - use the funds to reforest their native forests.
where Bolsonaro began a clear campaign against the primaries winner in the
presidential election, Alberto Fernández, Brazil also came to be seen in
another way: right-wing populism. Even in the United States, where Bolsonaro
has built a good relationship with US President Donald Trump, Democrats and the
less radical wing among Republicans note the closeness between countries a foot
publications have been criticizing the president. France's RFI has stated that
"Bolsonaro is unable to construct coherent discourse." England's The
Economist points out that "deforestation in the Amazon may soon begin to
deforest." In Spain's El País, the chief executive is the “new villain in
It is not all
of Europe that makes any negative judgments about the country. Even in the
Western region, Italy and England, both under the influence or command of
members of the conservative right, see Brazil well placed in geopolitics. In
Eastern Europe, the country is highly rated by nations such as Hungary and
Poland. However, in a macro context, the concern is that Bolsonaro's statements
and actions could endanger international agreements, such as that between the
European Union and Mercosur.
refutes this possibility. “It will not disturb (about the positions regarding
Argentina). It took a long time, as they had three other countries (Argentina,
Uruguay, Paraguay). If it were just Brazil, it would have already resolved,
even multilaterally, ”he replied on Friday. Bolsonaro also retorted the
possibility of a worn out image of the country abroad.
image that (Brazil) had was one of subservience to these powers (Germany and
Norway). They are not keeping an eye on the Amazon rainforest. They want their
sovereignty and their wealth. We, the Amazon, have things that other countries
no longer have. I am surprised to see (German Chancellor) Angela Merkel
announcing this (suspension of resources), as if her country were any example
to the world in the matter of environmental preservation, ”he said on
Thursday. (2019/08/19 - Correio