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The privatization of Petrobras means the end of hangers and political exploitation disguised as a “social function”.

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The privatization of Petrobras means the end of hangers and political exploitation disguised as a "social function".
Photo: André Motta de Sousa / Petrobras Agency

Rising fuel prices are a recurring topic in conversation circles and should be gaining more and more space as the election debate rages on and the tone in campaign material on TV, radio and social media rises. Last week, the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that would limit the ICMS tax on fuel. And this Tuesday (31), the plenary session was the scene of a violent clash between House President Arthur Lear (PP-AL) and MP Glauber Braga (PSOL-RJ).

The discussion came after Lyra defended the privatization of Petrobras, a move that Glauber and all the leftists with their yearly statism oppose. After the question of “whether Lyra had any shame”, Glauber was almost expelled from the plenum. Lyra is not just a deputy; is the President of the Chamber. And when the president says loud and clear that the privatization of Petrobras is important in the context of containing and lowering fuel prices, it shows that there is strong support for the proposal. It should now take the form of an invoice and show the flexibility that the question deserves in handling it.

With the price of gasoline approaching R$7.00, reducing the ICMS fuel burden in the states is a measure that helps but is palliative. Improving the domestic situation involves opening the market, eliminating monopoly and increasing competition.

Lula, the poll leader, says the problem stems from a lack of investment in Petrobras, a company that the PT government has squandered due to corruption and mismanagement. Coming up with this rhetoric is a return to a dark past. It makes no sense, it contradicts what experts and serious commentators say about the oil refining sector.

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Petrobras is of interest to politicians who view the company as a job hanger where they can appoint directors and gain influence in contracts and drain public resources for their own benefit. The claim that the state should control assets in “strategic sectors” still seduces a significant part of politicians. This delusion must be fought.

Market liberalization in Brazil is slow. This has been happening to Petrobras’ subsidiaries and refineries in recent years and needs to be given more momentum. This would make a significant difference at a time when prices are affected by a domestic market still unbalanced due to the weight of a state-owned company and an international situation where the war in Ukraine and production chains are still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and the clumsy and interventionist measures taken governments.

Equipped with mixed capital and controlled by the Union, Petrobras is the largest company in Brazil and one of the largest in the world in its field. Turning it over to the private sector requires a political effort that I hope Congress can make as soon as possible.

Today, Petrobras, as a public company, limits competition and competitiveness because private companies cannot withstand the gigantism of the state, which leaves the citizen hostage. The state oil company imposes high costs on the population. A more economical and efficient private structure will have a positive impact on the price. In addition, it will put an end to hanging at work and the temptation of political interference that masquerades as a “social function” of Petrobras.

Text by Douglas Sandry, Electrical Engineer and Parliamentary Counselor. Every Wednesday he participates in the “Direto de Brasília” panel.



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Mayan Caesar leaves ostracism and is considered a vice in RJ – 06/24/2022 – Poder

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Having accumulated electoral defeats since 2008 when he left Rio de Janeiro’s mayor’s office, 77-year-old Councilor César Maia (PSDB) left the political ostracism he lived in to become the focus of controversy this year between pre-candidates for the state government.

Federal Deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSB-RJ) invited Maya to become his deputy as a candidate for the state government. The same post was offered to the former mayor by the city’s current president, Eduardo Páez (PSD), to be led by former OAB president Felipe Santa Cruz (PSD).

The former mayor delegated negotiations on his behalf to his son, Rodrigo Maia, who chairs the PSDB-RJ.

To Sheet he explained the reason for the interest in his name in this election as follows: “Perhaps because of the need for a brand experience.”

Both Freijo and Santa Cruz never held leadership positions. The PSB MP is also trying to expand his alliance with the center parties in order to disassociate himself from the image of a radical left that has been formed as a result of his 16-year affiliation with the PSOL.

Maya says she sees no contradiction in her possible commitment to a candidacy led by a left-wing politician.

“My political life has always fluctuated between left and center. When I came to the NFL, the goal was for the NFL to move to the center. That’s why Jamie Lerner and I migrated together,” he says.

PSOL, a member of Freixo’s alliance, said they were against his appointment as vice president.

The accusation of the deputy in the growth of the militia is also not a hindrance for the former mayor. He claims that the deputy was right.

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“The first of these allowed police officers to live in communities. But later dynamics showed that Freixo was right,” the former mayor said.

Three-term mayor of Rio de Janeiro Maya left his post without much approval. His administration was the target of constant criticism in the following elections, including from former political godchildren such as Páez.

“My assessment is that the criticism during this election was skewed by popularity issues at the time. The affairs of politics. Possibly due to being in government for too long.”

The former mayor unsuccessfully attempted to hold elections for the Senate three times in 2010, 2014 and 2018. At the latter, he led the voting intent polls ahead of the election, but was overtaken by Arolde de Oliveira (died 2020). whose start was similar to that of Wilson Witzel in state government.

Maya attributes the Senate’s defeats to its lack of domestic votes. He is currently serving his third term as an adviser, a position he has always been elected to as one of the top four voters.

Council member Tarcisio Mota (PSOL) classifies César Maia’s term as “independent”.

“He is not 100% faithful to the directives of the Paez administration. He usually defends the directives of government officials like us. As far as economic and fiscal directives are concerned, we often disagree. But we have a lot of dialogues. adviser,” said Mota, in contrast to Freixo, who was elected by the former mayor as deputy.

Cesar Maia has been assembled since the start of the new coronavirus pandemic and is still participating virtually in city council meetings.

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A pending alliance with Freixo could leave the candidacy defended by Páez, César Maia’s former political godson, whose departure contributed to the former mayor’s downfall, isolated.

Paez claims to “take his word” from Rodrigo Maia. According to him, the PSDB promised to support Felipe Santa Cruz. PSD’s alliance with PDT, announced in February, is also under threat.

“Cesar is a very qualified team, very prepared and has a lot to add to the list,” Paez said.

Maya says she does not regret past criticism from Paez. “Because I was always discussing ideas, this personal question never crossed my mind.”

However, he makes it clear that his son is negotiating and that he no longer has frequent contact with the current mayor. “Not. His relationship with Rodrigo Maia has always been constant, even after the 2012 elections.”

He also has no plans to share a platform with former President Lula, Freixo’s top electoral leader. “PSDB-RJ representation depends on Deputy Rodrigo Maia,” says the former mayor.

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Politician puts pressure on Ibovespa again, Binance suspends withdrawals, and Inter falls to debut; check the highlights of the day

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Politician puts pressure on Ibovespa again, Binance suspends withdrawals, and Inter falls to debut;  check the highlights of the day

If in the early months of the year the political scenario was just an addendum to financial market discussions, now Brasilia is the absolute hero, and there hasn’t been a single day in the last few weeks where local investors manage to veer off course. events in the federal capital.

The crisis in Petrobras (PETR4), which is still waiting to be resolved, is just one of the fires. The closeness of the election also entails the government’s attempt to approve a “kindness package” that will heavily impact public accounts, which are still struggling to recover from the coronavirus hit.

At the moment, an increase in the Auxílio Brasil payment from 400 to 600 reais, an extension of the gasoline voucher, an allowance of up to 1,000 reais for truck drivers, and even a public disaster decree are being discussed. .

On Wall Street, investors received weaker-than-expected US economic data as a sign that the Federal Reserve will have to be careful if it really wants to avoid a recession. The Nasdaq was up 1.62%, the S&P 500 was up 0.95% and the Dow Jones was up 0.64%.

Ibovespa, however, faced more headaches and ended the day down 1.45% to 98,080 points, but the retail and tech sectors benefited from an easier yield curve and were the highlights. The dollar is already in sight ended the session up 1.02% to 5.2298 reais.

See everything that affected the markets this Thursdayincluding corporate news highlights and Ibovespa’s best and worst performing stocks.

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Find out why Binance has suspended withdrawals and payments in Brazil and see if your cryptocurrencies and money will be lost.. The conflict between the world’s largest exchange and Capitual opens a new chapter in the disputes between digital currency brokers in the Brazilian market.

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Developers’ actions will continue to suffer from high interest rates. But two of them have nearly 90% upside potential, the analyst says.. Bank of America cuts estimates for major B3 builders with Selic’s outlook at high levels next year but sees opportunities in the sector.

BITTER PREMIERE
Shares of Inter fell on the first day of trading on the Nasdaq. Shares in the bank’s holding company, Inter&Co, fell more than 7% during talks about the paper’s debut in New York.

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Watch out monkey! Meet the newest stock that became a ‘meme stock’ after filing for bankruptcy. Despite a 7% drop today, Revlon shares are up more than 544% since the low and 286% since the bankruptcy.

APPROPRIATE HORIZON
They ask for your money, Roberto Campos Neto answers: the Central Bank is ready to organize the cryptocurrency market in Brazil. The head of the bookmaker also spoke about the digital real, the server strike and, of course, about monetary policy.

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In Time: A Political Act and Statement by Indigenous Peoples

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Indigenous leaders have filed a document with the STF asking Chief Justice Louis Fuchs to reopen the time frame. Photo: Marina Oliveira/Chimi

Cimi Communications Office

Faced with increasing violence in their territories, in a constant struggle against the time frame and anti-indigenous policies of the current government, indigenous leaders present in the federal capital this week – from June 20 to 23 – will issue a press release. and the community on Thursday 23. The speech will take place during the Political Act with sacred rituals, in Tres Poderes Square, in front of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), at 14:30 (Brazil time). A press conference will also be held there, followed by the release of the documentary film “Struggle for the Earth”.

O political act will consist of Terena, Caingan, Tuxa, Xoleng, Tupinamba, Carapo, Guarani Nhandeva, Guarani Kiowa, Takaiwra, Sinta Larga, Caripuna, Tukano, Makuksi, Wapichana, Taurepang, Mura and Marubo indigenous peoples, which were held throughout this week a series of meetings and hearings: with parliamentarians in the National Congress; in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC); in the National Council of Justice (CNJ); in the Federal Supreme Court; at the National Indian Foundation (Funai); in addition to participating in the “Seminar on the Constitutional Regime of Indigenous Lands in Brazil” at the University of Brasilia (UN), which was attended by indigenous representatives, partners, academics and lawyers.

BUT press conference it will include representatives from the Association of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib) and regional grassroots organizations. After the announcement launch of the documentary film “Fight for the Earth”. Created by young Indigenous Communicators, the work brings together images and feelings in one of the most important moments of the Indigenous struggle against the time frame and the decision of Emergency Appeal 1,017,365 regarding the demarcation of Indigenous lands in the country. In an effort to support their voices in defense of their lives and territories, indigenous communicators and producer Sal Films will take part in this moment.

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This Thursday, June 23, actions against the time frame will be held throughout the country: in Brazil, in the territories and on social networks. Earlier this month, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) withdrew from decision of the Extraordinary Court of Appeal (RE) 1 017 365, this will determine the future of the demarcation of indigenous land across the country. The court was supposed to enter the agenda this Thursday, June 23, but the vote was postponed for the third time.

Thus, the temporal thesis suggests limiting the demarcation of indigenous lands to only those territories proven to be in indigenous possession on October 5, 1988, the date of the promulgation of the Constitution. The Indigenous Thesis, on the other hand, recognizes the rights of Indigenous Peoples as emerging, that is, prior to the state itself. It is important for the Indigenous Movement that the STF reject the deadlines as soon as possible, as this proposal is an incentive for traffickers, miners, loggers and land grabbers.

Our struggle for our territories, for our lives, without our territories, our lives will be in danger, as well as the lives of all creatures that live on this planet. The Brazilian Constitution guarantees the rights to our territories, and only the proposal of a time frame already violates this Constitutional and Inheritance Law. We cannot accept the violation of our rights, we cannot accept the fact that our lives continue to be taken. That is why we also ask for justice for Bruno and Dom, our fight for our rights, for our lives, for those who came before us and for those who are yet to come.

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Which the: Political act and press conference with a statement

Who: indigenous leaders and organizations

When: Thursday, June 23, 2:30 pm (Brazil time)

Where: Three Powers Square in Brasilia

Contacts:

Apib/Hony Nephew: 61 982101165

Chimi / Adi Spice: 61 99641-6256

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