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Political crime: weekend hints at terrible escalation



Political crime: weekend hints at terrible escalation

The presidential campaign hasn’t even officially started yet, but it has already led to the busiest weekend in Brazilian politics since Jair Bolsonaro’s (PL) hit four years ago.

On Saturday (9) the president’s supporters gathered on the Esplanada dos Ministerios in Brasilia to defend the guns of the population. This is not for weapons, this is for freedom, they shouted, a slogan that seeks to give a noble air to the call to Bolsonaro to resist any scenario in which he must leave power.

More or less simultaneously, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) publicly congratulated in the act of Diadema (SP) a member of his party who nearly killed a political opponent in 2018 by beating him.

The message of the ex-president also had its own appearance – loyalty to a comrade who personally sacrificed himself in the name of the cause. But the call to the red tribe was different: do not be afraid of aggression coming from the other side, and respond accordingly if necessary.

However, nothing could compare to what happened in Foz do Iguacu (PR) on the night of the same day, news that exploded on Sunday morning (10).

According to police reports, the Bolsonarist threatened a PT member who was celebrating his birthday, got into a gunfight at his party and was retaliated against. Lula’s supporter died, Bolsonaro’s supporter was seriously injured.

The first signs after the crime in the city of Parana were not very encouraging. On social media, PT members have placed the blame for the incident squarely in Bolsonaro’s lap, not unlike what supporters of the president do when they accuse PSOL, the party to which Adelio Bispo has been linked in the past, for the 2018 attack.

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The vast majority of the Bolsonarists, a not entirely discreet group on social media, have done worse by ignoring what happened in the city of Parana.

The silence is an eloquent signal that they consider this fact to be something ordinary, perhaps even desirable, in the context of the electoral war that the country is going through. After all, playing into trouble is the president’s biggest line of attack. Bolsonaro himself spoke only at the beginning of the night and is going to attack from the left.

Bolsonaro’s intimidating verbosity in recent years is undoubtedly the main reason for the stoking of the climate of hyperpolarization that took hold in Brazil in the middle of the last decade. In this environment, mundane events become deadly, especially if both sides are armed.

As the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court observed with restraint, the logic of what happened in Foz do Iguaçu is not much different from a fight between neighbors that ended in tragedy.

The risk, now a little more real than before Saturday’s events, is that these one-off episodes will escalate into an organized action over the next few months with a seal of approval on top. The next step in this ascent is daunting.

This Sunday there were several requests for calm and harmony (10) to prevent similar situations from happening again in the coming months. Perhaps because the air is already too heavy for some coexistence pact.

This dangerous weekend is unlikely to be the worst of this campaign when it ends back in October.

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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.

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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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