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Piantella: I miss Sig, Ulysses from politics and Brazil



Piantella: I miss Sig, Ulysses from politics and Brazil

Now I was king
He was a beadle and also a judge
and by my law
We were forced to be happy“.

– the greatest poet Chico Buarque in the song “Juan and Maria”..

In 1977, when I moved to Brasilia, I really wanted to go to a restaurant. Any. I thought it was fashionable, but money was very tight. I would go to old Beirut, the coolest bar I’ve ever seen, and share with my theater colleagues the stupidly cold beer served by Cicero, the night waiter. Sometimes someone would buy a caipirinha. And, 3 nights a week, I sang in Serey, with the right to drink and eat at the end of the performance. I was happy and I knew.

Once, at a meeting at the UnB Academic Law Center, which my friends and I founded during the dictatorship, during AI-5, I fell in love with a colleague. Always a charm. I asked a rich student: “Where to take the girl?”; answer: “To Piantella, the coolest restaurant in town”. Late in the evening I went there and maitre d’ accepted me, Chico. Later I learned that it was the most traditional maitre d’ from Brazil.

I agreed with him: I took my guest, did not drink anything and shared maniko. He even let me pay the bill later. Everything went super right and super wrong! The girl ordered dessert, the famous profiteroles, and I drank 5 caipiros. vodka! Chico was understanding and I signed the bill. A week later, I returned to pay off the loan that I received.

Years passed, I graduated, became a lawyer and partner of Piantella! It was amazing. Magic time. Endless nights and days with Mariosinho at the piano. I sang and felt that I own the world. So it was.

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Why am I bringing these memories now? For the tragic political moment we’re living through. During the redemocratization of Diretas Já, the restaurant had a beautiful advertisement: “Piantella: here the authorities and the opposition sit at the same table“. Today I understand the importance of what we have experienced. And we continue to sing Chico:

When the time comes
this is my suffering
I’ll take interest from you, I swear
All this repressed love
It contained a cry
This is samba in the dark.

in spite of you
Tomorrow will be another day.

Recently, on the birthday of former President Fernando Enrique Cardoso, I had the pleasure of sending him a message mentioning how much I miss the time when the PSDB’s political stance did not mean hating PT, and vice versa. How many times at the end of a tense and tense environment at Congress have we ended the night Jose Genoino, Delfim Neto, AKMJosé Dirceu, Sigmaringa, Miro Teixeira, Temer, Heraclitus Fortes, Jorge Bornhausen, Guilherme PalmeiraThe FHC and many others are discussing Brazil at the same table.

I remember the death of Deputy Luis Eduardo Magalhães, son of the ACM, and Marco Aurelio, my then partner, and I unveiled a plaque in Piantella in his honor. There were many politicians, from different parties and different trends. It was an unforgettable night. Between the sadness of the old ACM and the great harmony of all present, a toast was made to politics, friendship and Brazil.

I will never forget the night in Buzios in January 2002 when the then-perpetual presidential candidate Lula said to me: “This time for the win. Tomorrow I’m leaving for a campaign, and after the victory we will celebrate in Piantella.”. Lula went there, ran through Brazil and won. On graduation day TSE (Supreme Electoral Court), embracing me, asked: “Do you remember? Today!”.

The owner of the restaurant makes the party easy. I called Chico, the old man maitre d’and close the top of the piantella. It was beautiful, the whole country stopped to watch. We celebrate with joy and serenity. And at night, politicians of all parties passed by. Brazil was not ashamed to be happy.

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Today, President Bolsonaro is the mentor and responsible for the hate politics that has divided Brazilian society. The assassination of municipal guard Marcelo Arruda, a PT fanatic, by a fanatical bolsonarist was the backdrop for the preaching of anger and violence from this mediocre and criminal President of the Republic.

So I go back in time and allow myself to miss Brazil, which used to sit at the same table. The country was conceived and discussed in our disagreements, and also matured in our rapprochements. Regardless of any political discussions, we knew the importance of politics in everyone’s life.

Therefore, I hope that on October 2, all of Brazil will want to change this disastrous and sad page of the chaos imposed on us by Bolsonarist fascism. And that we can sit down at the same table again and discuss a fairer, more solidary and more equal Brazil. Even so that there is plenty of food on the Brazilian table again to prevent hunger and unemployment.

Let’s give ourselves a chance and believe that Brazil can be returned. One more time with Chico, in the lyrics — How about samba?:

Again with a straight spine, how about this?
Pick up the pieces, go to battle.
Maintaining a course and rhythm
Disenchant ignorance, how about that?
Dismantle brute force
So what about samba?

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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



Germany sentenced Russian to life imprisonment for political murder by order of Moscow - 12/15/2021
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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