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The organizations condemn the escalation of political violence and call on the international community



The organizations condemn the escalation of political violence and call on the international community

Concerned about the rise in political violence in the country, four Brazilian civil society organizations have published an open letter denouncing the ongoing risks to democracy, which could be exacerbated by the possibility of a coup in this year’s electoral process.

In the document Network Jubileu Sul Brasil, Platform of Social Movements for the Reform of the Political System, the 6th Brazilian Social Week and the 28th Cry of Outcasts and Outcasts confirm that there is an institutional legitimization of political violence that can be exacerbated “in order to create a context of social terror, justifying, for example, a coup in the October elections.”

To prevent this, the organizations emphasize that they will be “on the streets, in networks, in institutions, anywhere, defending what has been won in hard struggle: democracy, the electoral process, the right to self-expression, the right to live in a country whose history needs to be rewrite.”

The open letter also addresses the international community about what is happening in Brazil and calls for “the presence of international observers from human rights organizations during the elections, before the elections and after the elections in October.”

See the full text of the document below and in the attachment.

Do not intimidate us! We will continue to fight for democracy!

“This project is a warning shot at communism.” With these words, State Deputy Joao Enrique Catán (PL/MS), who was in the shooting range, fired several shots from a pistol during the session of the Legislative Assembly of Mato Grosso do Sul, which approved, on May 17 of this year. , a bill to make it easier for people involved in sports shooting to carry guns. The deputy’s shots were aimed at the image with the hammer and sickle, the symbol of communist parties around the world.

A month earlier, in early April, two parliamentary police officers – State Deputy Coronel Telhada (PP/SP) and State Deputy Cabo Junio ​​Amaral (PL/MG) – published a video with firearms and threats to former President Lula (EN). firearms. In the caption to the social media post, Colonel Telhada wrote: “Come on, Lula. You and your pack. I’ll be waiting for you”.

At the end of May 2020, i.e. two years ago, Federal MP Daniel Silveira (PTB/RJ) said in a video posted on social media that he hoped one of the opponents of the federal government would take a “shot in the middle of the cash register”. box”. Daniel also “warned” that many armed police officers were involved in pro-government actions. It is worth recalling that the deputy was recently pardoned by the president after the Federal Supreme Court (STF) ruled on his arrest.

All these cases are reinforced by direct threats against progressive politicians or those associated with leftist parties. In the city of Araraquara, councilor Guilherme Bianco (PCdoB) was bombed after leaving the city hall. Federal deputy Glauber Brahe (PSOL/RJ) was threatened by the chairman of the Legislative Chamber with forced removal from the plenary session of the chamber. In Pernambuco, fellow MP Jo Cavalcanti (PSOL) was threatened by a fellow parliamentarian who said the firearms he had at home “should be used” if intimidated. The three situations described here occurred only in the last week.

It must be made clear: this scenario of political violence and direct threats to democracy has expanded in Brazil since the coup against President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, and since January 1, 2019, when Jair Bolsonaro took over as president from the country.

In fact, this is a scenario that cuts across different points in Brazilian history, but is now institutionalized and exacerbated in order to create a context of social terror justifying, for example, a coup in the upcoming October elections.

This same violence also has a racist and hateful face towards poor people, blacks and from the periphery. The massacres at Jacarezinho and Vila Cruzeiro in Rio de Janeiro marked the beginning of a “public safety” policy implemented throughout the country. The murder of 38-year-old black Genivaldo de Jesus Santos in a makeshift gas chamber in a federal highway police car, which is therefore public domain, reinforces the feeling of “universal liberation” from acts of violence.

In addition to solidarity with all social movements, public organizations, trade union leaders, party leaders and progressive politicians who have fallen victim to these threats and attacks, we want to loudly declare: they will not intimidate us! The defense of democracy is in our genesis and we will continue to fight for it every day.

We will be on the streets, in networks, in institutions, anywhere, defending what has been hard fought: democracy, the electoral process, the right to self-expression, the right to live in a country whose history needs to be rewritten. For us!

We also emphasize the importance of the international community’s view of what is happening in Brazil at the moment and call for the presence of international observers from human rights organizations during the elections, before the elections and after the elections in October.

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. More than ever, it needs to be reaffirmed that we will continue to fight day and night for the country we dream of, deserve and need.

Sao Paulo, 6 June 2022

Southern Brazil Jubilee Network

Platform of social movements for the reform of the political system

6th Brazilian Social Week

28th Cry of the Excluded and the Excluded

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



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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.



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.

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

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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).

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