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Obama: “Our country is paralyzed not by fear, but by the gun lobby and the political party”

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Barack Obama, who unsuccessfully tried to change laws governing gun access and ownership in the US, accused the gun lobby and the Republican Party of paralyzing the country. “They have shown no willingness to act to help prevent these tragedies,” Obama says.

Former US President Barack Obama reacted to yet another school shooting massacre – this time in Texas – with very harsh words about the gun lobby and “political party” that are paralyzing the country by preventing gun laws from being changed. Without naming him, Obama pointed the finger at the Republican Party, whose lawmakers have blocked all efforts to introduce stricter controls on American citizens’ access to firearms.

“Nearly a decade after Sandy Hook and ten days after Buffalo, our country is paralyzed not by fear, but by a gun lobby and a political party that has shown no willingness to act to help prevent these tragedies,” Obama said. written statement. Sandy Hook, Connecticut was the site of the deadliest mass shooting ever to take place at an elementary school in the United States in December 2012, and one of the worst mass shootings in the nation’s history. The reference to Buffalo, New York is related to the massacre on the 14th, in which a white supremacist killed ten people in a supermarket in a predominantly African-American neighborhood.

Obama was president and Joe Biden was vice president when the Sandy Hook massacre took place. In response to this event, which killed 28 people (20 children and eight adults), the Obama administration proposed legislative changes that would place some restrictions on access to and possession of firearms, including more thorough background checks on those who wish to buy weapons. But these proposals were ultimately rejected, largely due to opposition from the Republican Party and massive public pressure from the gun manufacturers’ lobbies.

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Donald Trump and leading figures in the Republican Party are strong supporters of the National Rifle Association, the country’s leading pro-gun organization that represents freedom to bear and use firearms as a birthright of the “American way of life” protected by the Constitution. But gun supporters are not limited to the Republican Party. Among the Democrats, there are also opponents of restricting access to weapons. Last week, several Democratic congressmen called for changing the laws in the aftermath of the Buffalo massacre, but Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat of a kind who several times agreed with the conservative theses of the Republicans on various issues, opposed him.

“Michelle and I mourn with the families in Uvalde who are suffering from pain that no one should endure. We are also mad at them,” Obama wrote. “Too much time has passed for action, any action. And this is another tragedy – quieter, but no less tragic – families have to wait another day. God bless the memory of the victims and, according to Scripture, heal broken hearts and heal them wounds.”

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.

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The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022

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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

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“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

See more news, photos and videos at www.ansabrasil.com.br.

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