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From towel sales to concerts, everything is political in Brazil.



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Throughout the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, you can find towel sellers with the faces of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and former president and candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, side by side with the faces of football clubs such as Flamengo, as well as Palmeiras and Corinthians coached by the Portuguese Abel and Vitor Pereira respectively.

“Sell more flamengo, but then it will be Lula,” says Lusa Edson, raising his hand in the shape of the letter L, a symbol that has become famous in Brazil in support of Lula.

His “post” near Rodoviária do Plano Piloto is attended by thousands of workers from satellite towns who are less wealthy and therefore prefer Lulu in most cases, he explains.

Even because, according to him, closer to Tres Poderes Square, in three monumental buildings representing the three powers of the Brazilian Republic, Bolsonaro’s towel wins because there are many tourists who come in groups dressed in the yellow jersey of the Brazilian team. , a symbol that was “captured” by the campaign headquarters of the President of Brazil.

The politicization of everyday life in Brazil, as Thiago Trindade, professor of political science at the University of Brasilia explains to Luce, is the result of “the charismatic dimension of the political personality, both Lula and Bolsonaro, who manage to mobilize a broader base.” enthusiastic [envolvida] and in love.”

“You can only mobilize people around a cause if you can touch their feelings, if you can mobilize their emotions,” he emphasizes.

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However, Thiago Trindade recalls that “this is a more or less general characteristic of political struggle, or rather guerrilla” in countries where this logic also took place, and sometimes “even more intense”, as in the United States and the United Kingdom.

He summarizes that Brazil has its own existence of two figures who convey “passions, projects, beliefs and worldviews that are sensitive points” in some sectors of society.

In one of these quadrants are music artists: in recent months, there has been an exponential increase in political demonstrations by Brazilian artists.

“Fora Bolsonaro”, “Lulalá” or “Fora o communismo” have become common phrases in music shows, samba clubs and clubs across the country.

The most high-profile cases in recent times, apart from Annitta’s endorsement of Lula this week, were singer Daniela Mercury and country singer Gustavo Lima, with mutual accusations of public money related to the “show” of the artists.

In Brasilia, the announcer of the “show” Gustavo Lima, addressing thousands of fans at the symbolic stadium named after Mane Garrinchi, threw phrases such as “God, country and family”, “communism will never be here”, “freedom of thought, freedom of action, freedom of speech , freedom of being on the Internet, freedom of expression”, recurring themes of Bolsonaro.

According to Thiago Trindade, sertanejo “has a social field that is very glued to certain political values, social values, lifestyle, very close to the prospect of a political project of agribusiness, large estate, large rural property. , farm.

“This camp is based on a very firm principle that it cannot give up what is a sacred right to private property, and it sees in PT and Lula (…) a group of communists who want to take away private property from them.”, details.

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“This is a fact and this is happening concretely, now I ask the question: is it Bolsonaro, are these people loyal to Bolsonaro or are they loyal to the anti-PT movement,” he asks.

For a professor at the University of Brasilia, Bolsonaro adds a conservative and largely authoritarian field, a field “political that fits with military dictatorship, advocates torture, says that a good criminal is a dead criminal,” among other things.

And on the other hand, Lula, who “mobilizes the field of social forces more associated with this type of banner, such as the defense of democracy, human rights, democratic freedoms, the defense of labor before capital,” he concludes. .

By all polls, Bolsonaro’s re-election in October’s presidential election is an uphill battle, as he has so far accounted for about 30% of voting intent, compared to 45% for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



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.



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).

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