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Covid-19 and the triple Brazilian crisis



Antonio Silvio K.L. Freitas, Master of Political Science (PPGCP / UFPI). Specialization in the field of literature and cultural studies (UESPI). Research in the direction of “Democracy, Political Behavior and Citizenship”. Contacts: [email protected]

Isadora Leal Carvalho, Master of Political Science (PPGCP / UFPI). Public and Private Law Specialist (UFPI) in partnership with the Piauí State Graduate School of Justice (ESMEPI). Email: [email protected]

More than a year after the pandemic, the side effects of the health crisis are being felt around the world. In the case of Brazil, the situation was very serious. In addition to unemployment and hunger, there is a third problem: the political crisis.

The global pandemic has already claimed the lives of 4,886,917 million people. According to Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has already surpassed 600,000 deaths, hitting 405,000 in 2021 alone, making it the second largest country in the world in terms of total deaths.[i]

2020 has been a daunting year for the global economy. But 2021 still raises concerns, despite optimism about vaccination progress and the near full resumption of most economic and social action. For the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), in its September 2021 report, it lowers growth expectations by highlighting the “inequality” of growth globally in the face of the covid-19 crisis. The projections for Brazil, according to the OECD, are below the global average.

In Brazil, the current economic scenario is very complex. Unemployment still affects about 13.7% of the population, that is, about 14.1 million people are looking for work. In addition, a long-standing fear of inflation has plagued most Brazilians, who remain out of control and have already reached an accumulated high of 7.02%, and in 12 months – 10.05%, surpassing the double-digit mark.[ii]… The ups and downs of the economy hit unevenly not only in the center, but also more sharply in the peripheral economies.

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However, we have another problem that most of the world does not have: the political crisis. This takes us to another level, it is not a double crisis, but a triple one.[iii]… If the negative effects on the economy are a by-product of the first crisis, imagine a third problem that attacks our low immunity.

It is not just a matter of governance or coordination and planning in tackling the health crisis and economic fallout.[iv]… But a coercive project that, based on unrealistic assumptions, has led to an institutional crisis and desperate attempts to pull the rope of a democratic rupture.

This goes far beyond the radical denial of the extreme right and is stimulated by the government itself in an almost official manner, but it is a confrontation without “rational discourse” about the institutions and other forces that make up the Brazilian Republic. From digital militias going through the planned attack on the STF, the unnecessary waste of energy (now needed) on the legitimacy of the ballot boxes and the TSE itself, to what I consider the peak of this crisis, which was an attempt at a democratic divide fueled by government support, radicals to moderate. with material and symbolic funding from the president of the republic.

However, feeling “shaky firmness”[v] institutions, the disagreement of a significant part of the country’s political, economic and military elite, in addition to a strong signal from the market, which does not remember the 3% drop in Ibovespa after the head of state’s attacks on the most democratic system in Brasilia and on Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo.

The government itself negotiated a truce after retreating from what some called a coup and others called freedom actions, in an attempt to appease its own “counter-coup” or “last four-line attempt” to rule.

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So we know that the world is also in crisis, but we are facing much more than that, we have a triple crisis in Brazil. Perhaps the rest of the world will quickly get out of this, and the Brazilian will face very difficult years.

As the thinker William Ward would say, “During a storm, the pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects him to change. The realist is adjusting the sails. ” Thus, it is impossible to weather a storm simply by expecting it to change overnight. We must be realistic, have the courage to meet face to face and, if necessary, adjust to the sails. Facing the sea without a compass is a great danger.

Notes (edit)

[i] GLOBAL MAP Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) COVID-19 Dashboard. Coranavirus Resource Center – Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. Available at: Date of access: 15.10.2021.

[ii] IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) – Dashboard. Available at: Date of access: 19.10.2021.

[iii] In other words, as Thomas W. Conti’s text The Triple Covid-19 Crisis: An Economic Perspective on Public Policies for the Pandemic, which analyzes the context and possible consequences of the Covid-19 Triple Crisis, is understood as behavioral, sanitary and economic. However, the focus here is on the Brazilian context, in particular the political crisis and its impact not only on institutional relations, but also on its aspects of the country’s economic and social policy. I suggest reading Thomas W. Conti. The Covid-19 Triple Crisis: An Economic Look at Public Policies to Combat the Pandemic. Version 1.1 – April 6, 2020 Available at: Date of treatment 10/19/2021.

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[iv] For a broader and more consistent understanding of the subject, we offer an article on how leaders confront a pandemic in five countries in Latin America, and which, in the specific case of Brazil, is consulted by researchers Magna Inacio of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. ; Martha Mendes of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora; and Luciana Santana, Doctor of Political Science and Professor at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal). From the outset, the authors emphasize: “The deliberate inaction of the federal executive and the lack of coordination at the federal level has placed the country among the worst performing countries in the face of the pandemic” (INACIO et al., 2021, p. 230). Inacio, M.M., Cesetti, D., Welp, Y., Campos, M., Lopez Garcia, A.I., Chenoni, L.L., Santana, L., Mendes da Rocha, M., and Tumelero, A. (2021). ¿Tiempos de prueba o poniendo a prueba a los presidores? COVID-19 challenges Latin American leaders. IBERO AMERICAN. Latin America – Spain – Portugal, 21 (76), 203-239. Available at: Date of access: 10/22/2021.

[v] The idea of ​​”shaky stability” may seem paradoxical, but the meaning used here refers to the fact that, despite the crisis, the institutions themselves function in the light of their “formal concept” from the point of view based on the analysis of Rubens R. R. Kasar. However, political actors somehow overlook and / or retreat in terms of “substance and substance” in defense of democratic institutions, which ultimately leads to what I consider to be “shaky toughness.” I suggest reading: KASARA, Rubens R.R. Post-democratic state: neo-obscurantism and the management of unwanted elements. Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Civilization, 2017.

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Re-elected Rocha remains humble but victorious political articulator | Politics



Re-elected Rocha remains humble but victorious political articulator |  Politics

By Valdir Costa / Dynamic Rondonia
Published in 03.12.2022 at 10:39

The political campaign that resulted in the re-election of Governor Marcos Rocha (União Brasil) was not the easiest. Despite taking the lead in the first round with 1.83% more votes than runner-up Senator Marcos Rogerio (Poland), with whom he ran in the second round and won, by 4.94% valid votes it was difficult. elections that demanded a lot from Roche and his team.

If in the first round the commitment of the partners (secretaries, former secretaries, re-elected and elected deputies, etc.) was not effective, as it should have been, the joining forces in the second round, including with the chief articulator, Chief of Staff Junior Gonçalves leaves his post, to devote himself fully to the electoral campaign in search of unity, commitment and dedication from all partners.

There is no doubt that Marcos Rogerio was a tough opponent. He is a good tribune, knows how to use what he has best, which is his gift of speech, and performed well in the debates held in the second round of the campaign. Several research institutes have reported that Rogerio will be the new governor of Rondônia from 2023.

Simplicity, humility, a government without scandals and with good projects such as Guberno na Cidade, Porteira Aberta, Crianza Feliz, Mamae Cheguey, Prato Facil, Chow Poeira were fundamental in the Quest Rocha of a new mandate.

The partnership with the Legislative Assembly (Ale) chaired by MP Alex Redano (PRB-Ariquemes) also had a huge impact on Roshi’s victory in the second round. In addition to Redano, parliamentarians (re-elected and elected) from the governor’s support group selflessly and decisively joined the campaign after a furious call to “get on the road” in search of votes.

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To deny that Roshi had problems during his first term would be an ignorance of reality. He faced at least two years of a pandemic that scared the world. Rondônia’s agribusiness-based economic strength has also been critical in ensuring a strong economy and sufficient resources to overcome the hardships caused by an unforeseen event such as covid-19 that brought the planet to a halt and claimed the lives of many people. Rocha has also performed well in the fight against the pandemic.

The reflection of the satisfaction of the majority of voters by Rocha and his team in the fight against covid-19 was already evident in the first round, when the former Minister of Health Fernando Maximo was elected from the party led by the governor of Rondonia, União Brasil with over 85,000 votes, the best of eight re-elected and elected representatives to the Federal House.

The Legislative Assembly elections also highlighted the strength of the Rocha partnership and organization. Five of the 24 re-elected and elected deputies represent União Brasil. There are at least nine more people who can be considered partners for a second term, which will begin on the 1st of next year.

Roche’s re-election was no accident. This is a government without scandals that has had a pandemic with negative consequences around the world, but in doing so, managed to get around the problems that were resolved peacefully. Gaining a new mandate, now that the pandemic is under control and the state is resuming development, including the emergence of the denim industry announced by the governor a few days ago, offering more than 1,000 jobs starting in 2023, will bolster Rondônia’s already balanced economy. , with a 2023 budget of BRL 13 billion.

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The emergence of the denim industry indicates the intention to invest in this segment. It is necessary to produce at least a little of what we produce in abundance and quality, for example, soybeans. The denim factory is the start of a manufacturing process that can provide Marcos Roche and his team with the support they need to run smoothly and efficiently.

It is important to warn that partnership does not mean submission, and therefore good relations between the executive and legislature and the vigilance of the judiciary are necessary.

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Deolan claims that he is rancid from Andre.



Deolan claims that he is rancid from Andre.

Today at dawn, during the holiday “Farm 2022″ (RecordTV) with the theme Baile da Corte, Deolan admitted that he once and for all rancid Andre.

“I’m rancid with Andre… Now I’m rancid with Andre,” the lawyer said in a conversation with Bia, Morango and Petala.

“These political talk, really… What a disgusting thing,” the blonde continued.

“He continues to rise above us. He gave you a blank! Have mercy on me,” commented Petala, referring to the dynamics recorded yesterday for “Programa do Faro” (RecordTV).

“Wow, the person who cries the least here is me! To say that I am crying is to want to seem real, because I am a fortress for everything they do here, ”said Deolan.

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PT MP proposes to ban the political use of the Brazilian flag



PT MP proposes to ban the political use of the Brazilian flag

MP Marcio Macedo (PT-SE) sent a bill to the House to ban the political use of Brazilian symbols such as the flag and anthem. According to the parliamentarian, the intention is to keep these representations from possible “wear and tear”.

In the letter, Macedo claims that the last election saw a simplification of the flag. The MP wants to ban the political manipulation of these symbols regardless of the party. That is, if the project is approved, the presidential government Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) could not include the flag or anthem in presidential advertisements.

This is what we have seen lately in elections, when certain groups use national symbols to stir up division among Brazilians, promote hatred, division and fake news, even to apologize for the Nazism that Brazil was so heroically involved in defeating on European soil, under the rule of the mantle of our flag

The text was sent on November 8 and talks about the importance of the flag for peace and unity, referring to the arrival of the World Cup in Qatar.

Politicization of national symbols intensified under the president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and several of his supporters go to the polls using the colors of the flag to signify their preferences.

With the election of Lula, the left is trying to bring back the Brazilian symbols, especially during the World Cup. It has become popular to personalize the uniforms of choice and tones related to the flag, with red stars and numbers 13 to indicate their support for the elected government and their opposition to Bolsonaro.

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