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Yes, the legalization of politics. What is the problem? – Rodrigo Perez



Yes, the legalization of politics.  What is the problem?  - Rodrigo Perez

One of the legacies that Operation Lava Jato left behind in the country was the trauma of the “juridicalization of politics”, which especially affects sections of society most involved in the defense of democratic guarantees. As a rule, people are to the left of the ideological spectrum.

In this trauma report, the “judicialization of politics” refers to the actions of public officials, especially judges and prosecutors, who use the prerogative of their position to prosecute elected politicians. In practice, this would jeopardize representative democracy because it would weaken the elected, thus disenfranchising the voters.

Operation Lava Jato was phased out between late 2020 and early 2021. Key leaders have left the boat, and some have even left public service to pursue institutional politics, as was the case for Deltana Dallnall and Sergio Moro. The offensive, led by Bolsonaro’s government in partnership with the Republic’s Attorney General, Augusto Aras, also helps explain the somewhat unfortunate end of a task force that has ruled Brazilian political life for five years and seemed like an unstoppable colossus.

Perhaps there is already some distance to consider the story of Love Jato outside the perspective of trauma, ripening a discussion about the so-called “judicialization of politics.” This is what I am trying to do here

Lava Jato, reader and reader, undermined basic legal safeguards such as the right to be presumed innocent, full defence, procedural secrecy, to be tried by a natural and impartial judge in a case. This is not a “juridization of politics”. This is the corruption of the judicial system. These are completely different things.

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I explain.

“Judicialization of politics” is somewhat redundant wording.

You see: one of the foundations of a democratic rule of law is the provision that everyone, including politicians, must comply with laws previously developed in the legislature and regulated by the judiciary. The policy is already there. Political action must be subject to the law, and since the law does not operate by itself, proper legal control must be exercised by the courts in their various instances and magistrates.

What is the problem?

Judicial practice is a fundamental prerequisite for a democratic political game.

Thinking about politics without jurisdiction would be like thinking about a professional football game that is not regulated by a referee. Just imagine: the players are alone on the field, without a referee, scoring penalties, offsides and fouls “in good faith”. It doesn’t even work for the single and the married, or for the “baba” as they say here in Bahia. It is always fighting.

What Alexandre de Moraes did for about three years in the STF court and now commands the TSE has nothing to do with what Sergio Moro did in Operation Car Wash. None, absolutely none.

Moreau was a vain judge, ridiculing the public eye, leaking information to the press, anticipating dispatches in interviews, joining the prosecution in order to deprive the defendant of the right to a full defense.

Moraes is careful, speaking only in minutes and official statements. This is not a microphone hunter. Observe the rites and liturgies. He sat next to Bolsonaro at his inauguration as TSE president. He treated the President of the Republic with due propriety and in his public and transparent speech declared to the country that he would not tolerate coups against the Brazilian electoral system.

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Moraes granted a request from the Federal Police to investigate businessmen caught in the press advocating a coup d’état. Was it just WhatsApp bluster, or are businessmen, billionaires and organisers, really plotting against the rule of law in the country? The federal police will tell.

Yes, Moraes judges politics, he judges the game. For without a judge, the game simply does not exist. It becomes a war of all against all, and may the strongest win. Nothing is more contrary to democracy than the rule of force.

There, a left-wing reader suspicious of the “ideological profile of Alexandre de Moraes” might ask:

“And if at some point he turns against us?”,

Well, each case is different, and we already have too many problems today to have the luxury of foreseeing the possibility of future problems. Today, Moraes excels in his duties as a civil servant.

But if you, partner, “at some point” conspire against law and order, feel that you should take to the streets to politically rally with a Molotov cocktail in the stock market to blow up private property or public property, you will have to bear legal sanctions. for the hand of Moraes or anyone else who is there.

Democracy under no circumstances can tolerate terrorists, whoever they are, wherever they come from.

**This article does not necessarily represent the views of the Revista Forum.

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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.

“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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