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Lula’s speeches on corruption are shaped by political time – 03.09.2022 – Poder



Lula's speeches on corruption are shaped by political time - 03.09.2022 - Poder

The speeches and excuses of former President Lula (PT) about the two major scandals of the PT governments, the monthly allowance and gasoline, have been adjusted over the years and have a different tone depending on the political moment experienced.

There was a hesitation on the part of PT between a more explicit denial that there were deviations in their governments and a moderate tone of acknowledgment of the problems, always except that he was unaware of the illegal activities that were taking place.

In the case of the monthly allowance, there was even a public apology at the height of the crisis, in August 2005.

On the 25th, in an interview with the Jornal Nacional marked by nods to the electorate from the center, the former president was asked about these two topics. With regard to the most recent, he said that the presence of corruption cannot be denied if those involved in the scheme confessed.

With regard to the case of the 2000s, he evaded and objected by comparing the amounts associated with the budget rapporteur’s amendments paid by the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PL).

These are new approaches to the two glasses that have influenced PT candidates in several presidential elections.

The monthly allowance was an illegal political finance scheme to bribe parliamentarians and secure support for the PT during the first presidential term (2003-2006). Roberto Jefferson (PTB-RJ), then-Federal Deputy, spoke about this in 2005 in an interview Sheet.

At the time, Lula first hinted in an interview in Paris that the electoral fraud fund was being distributed among the parties in the country. “What PT has done from a selective point of view is being systematically done in Brazil.”

A few weeks later, under pressure, he, along with the ministers, issued a statement in which he stated that he was outraged by “revelations that shock the country.” The announcement came after his then-marketer, Duda Mendonsa, told CPI that he had received payment from PT through an overseas bribery fund.

“I feel betrayed. I was betrayed by an unacceptable practice that I never knew about, ”Lula said at the time.

Because the case threatened his re-election, he gave a speech about how PT was wrong, but did not name a specific culprit.

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The tone has changed over the years. In 2010, while still president, he described the political crisis he had experienced as a “coup attempt.”

The Supreme Court ended the monthly allowance trial in 2013, awarding 25 people, including former minister José Dirceu, coordinator of the successful 2002 campaign Waldemar Costa Neto (Poland).

After leaving office when supporters’ convictions were confirmed in the STF, Lula went on to say that he was tried at the polls after Dilma Rousseff’s victory in the 2010 elections.

In 2018, in an interview published in the book A Verdade Vencerá, he went even further: “Actually, I never believed in the story of the monthly allowance. It was a great discovery of the 21st century: how the media can be used to criminalize people before justice. The media made the decision, instead of waiting for justice to introduce criminal liability, to turn some of the leaders of the PT into bandits.”

In the case of the Lava Jato finds, Lula and his supporters were more inspired to challenge the operation in 2021 when the Federal Supreme Court (STF) overturned the convictions and said former judge Sergio Moro acted in part against the former president.

Apart from the allegations leveled against him that the contractors repaired the farm and the triplex, the thesis of the authorities of Operation Love Jato, repeated so far in court documents, including in the Supreme Court, is that there was a cartel of construction companies in Petrobras in which there was payment of bribes, part of which went to parties with whom the then directors of the state-owned company were connected – PT, PP and MDB.

At the end of 2021, the company said that the total amount recovered as a result of cooperation agreements, indulgence and repatriation from Lava Jato was BRL 6.17 billion.

In testimony given during the operation, Lula stated that the President of the Republic had no direct contact with the second-level leaders. As for the directors’ appointments, he said the names were determined in political agreements that dealt with parliamentary benches, ministers and internal organ reviews.

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He stated that if he had known about the bribe, the Petrobras and PT agents would have been arrested much earlier. He stressed that neither the police, nor the public ministry, nor the press had previously reported on the alleged violations in the company and that they had no opportunity to find out about it.

“No president of the republic interferes with the specific work of Petrobras,” he said in a 2018 deposition while in prison.

Lula was jailed for 580 days between 2018 and 2019 as a result of a conviction by former Judge Moro in the triplex case. He was released when the Supreme Court began to prohibit the arrest of defendants convicted in the second instance, and was able to wait for the hearing of appeals at large.

In March 2021, his sentences were overturned. Prior to this, the disclosure of dialogues between the leaders of the operation in the Telegram application, on The Intercept Brasil website and other means such as Sheet, enhanced Lula and PT’s speech against Lava Jato. The conversations showed, between points, cooperation between the then Judge Moreau and the prosecutors responsible for the charges.

Lula and his lawyers began to frequently question the relationship between the Lava Jato investigators and the US Department of Justice.

“Every day there is more and more evidence of American interference from Brazilian oil interests,” reads a video posted in 2020 by the former president on social media.

During a trip to Mexico this year and on other occasions, Lula said that the discovery of the pre-salt layer in his government was the reason for the impeachment of Dilma in 2016 and the impeachment of her presidential candidacy in 2018.

In 2021, PT released a book called “Memorial da Verdade” about Lava Jato, consisting of a kind of militant campaign manual.

The material stated that there was neither systemic corruption in Petrobras, nor overpricing in contracts, contrary to what the Accounts Chamber of the Union and the state-owned company itself allege.

At a press conference in Brasilia, PT president Glacey Hoffmann stated that “there were no deviations from Petrobras”.

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Regarding former directors who blocked accounts abroad to receive bribes, he said: “Whoever has committed illegal acts and incriminated himself should respond to their processes.”

“It is very ridiculous to say that in our time, Petrobras was a den of corruption. But in our time, gasoline was cheap, ”the federal deputy said then.

It also differed from the tone adopted by then-PT 2018 presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, who ran after Lula’s deregistration in the electoral system.

Due to the pressure on PT in the pre-election polls, Haddad even rehearsed a speech in which he acknowledged the problems.

He said that Petrobras lacked control and that Moreau had done a “good job” although he was wrong to condemn Lula.

Lula’s allies say that today, after victories in justice, he feels more comfortable talking about the case.

During the trial, the PT member withdrew under the guidance of his lawyers. They argue that any acknowledgment of deviations at Petrobras could be misinterpreted as an acknowledgment, which is contrary to the defense strategy.

Regarding the interview with Jornal Nacional, they state that the fact that host William Bonner said that Lula owed nothing to justice contributed to the dialogue.

However, the former president’s staff is trying to minimize the idea that Lula changed his speech for the convenience of the campaign, arguing that recognition of the deviations from the directors of Petrobras was already included in the book “Memorial da Verdade”.

Lula’s election leadership does not intend to introduce corruption into the election program. As a kind of vaccine, this topic will be covered in inserts that will be broadcast on radio and television. “The truth came out: Lula won all the cases and was recognized all over the world, even at the UN,” the article says.

PT also decided to air interstitial images of reports on the Bolsonaro family’s ancestral evolution, especially UOL’s history of buying real estate with cash.

collaborated Katya Sibra, from Sao Paulo

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Rubric: Politicians and politicians – Assembly with 16 newbies



Rubric: Politicians and politicians - In 2002 the best voice

Of the 40 state deputies elected on Sunday (2), 16 will be elected to the first term in the legislature. Another 24 were re-elected. Of the 16 newcomers, two have already come on as substitutes: Carlos Humberto (Poland) for 60 days in 2020 and Pepe Kollas (PR) who was in the Assembly for the same time in 2022.

first election

Four of the 16 newcomers have never held elective office: Mario Motta (PSD), Egidio Ferrari (PTB), Matheus Cadorin (Novo) and Sergio Guimarães (Unian). For the first time, PL will have the largest bench with 11 seats. Since 1982, only MDB and PP had such benches.

MDB is compressed

The MBR elected six deputies, it had 9; PT won four out of 40 vacancies. Psol and Novo elected state deputies for the first time. Both parties already had parliamentarians in the House of Representatives, but elected by other acronyms who, already in power, migrated to Psol and Novo.


* The MDB made six state deputies (from nine) and kept the three federal representatives it already had. But he leaves the October election in disbelief. With no gubernatorial candidate and with groups divided between supporters of Carlos Moises (Republicans) and Jorginho Mello (PL), the polls even killed the party’s president, Federal MP Celso Maldaner, now without a mandate.

* The MDB has been the home of arrogant and outdated politicians for decades. Leadership does not grow in their shadow. Former mayor Antidio Lunelli, now an MP with 76,000 votes, is a more recent example. In order to survive on its own feet, the parties will have to reorganize, but for this it is necessary to sweep all patterns out of the executive branch.

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*This is the same for PP, PSDB, PT and PSD. With all due respect, the rest of the existing parties in the SC are the “New People” rice parties are always welcome in an election year, but carry stones. And stay there.

*Over time: PSD and MDB tend to support Jorginho Mello (PL) in the second round. PSDB has already joined. This is the current voice behind the scenes that the Republicans, the party of Moses, are going to support Jorginho Mello! The announcement will be made by the party’s president and re-elected state deputy, Sergio Motta. At the national level, Republicans support Bolsonaro.

*At the national level, the MDB is in a difficult position. Senator Simona Tebet, who garnered a meager 4.9 million votes but is still ahead of loudmouth Ciro Gomes (PDT), is showing signs of support for Lula da Silva (PT), but that’s personal. The executive branch must “free” state catalogs.

* The PRB Federal MP in 2018, who received 179,000 votes (the most voted out of 16 federal elected this year) and unfurled the Bolsonarist flag, Hélio Costa (PSD) has now garnered a measly 18,000 votes. Even with almost 1.5 million reais from the Electoral Fund. The average cost is 84 reais per vote. explains Freud?

* Arlindo Rincos (União Brasil) was one of the few state candidates nominated in Jaragua do Sul. From the party fund, which maintains party directories throughout the year (and is also used in election campaigns), 600,000 reais were received. He received 1623 votes. The average cost is BRL 370.00 per vote. explains Freud?

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last call

Scheduled for a runoff against PT Decio Lima, Senator Jorginho Mello (PL) and businessman and political activist Luciano Hagn are already planning a new visit by Jair Bolsonaro (PL) to the state. They assume it will be the lime shovel in Lima’s claim. And no less. In Joinville, Mello received 151,000 votes, in Blumenau, the PT candidate’s base of votes, 85,000 votes (Lima received 33,000) and in Florianopolis 68,000 votes. In “Capital”, Mello lost to Lima, who earned 75 thousand.

Influence of presidential candidates

There are irrefutable reflections on the visit of Lula da Silva in September (Florianopolis) and Bolsonaro on October 1 (Joinville). Mello advances to the second round with a huge lead of 1.5 million votes over Lima with 710,000 votes.

cousins ​​in cell

Julia Zanata (PL), who was elected as a federal deputy and had support in Jaragua do Sul and the region, and Ricardo Guidi (PSD), who was re-elected as a federal deputy, come from Crisiuma. And what’s more, cousins ​​from families that get along too well.

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Fake news dampens political and election debate, Saretta says



Fake news dampens political and election debate, Saretta says

Congressman Neody Saretta (PT) said this Wednesday (5th) in the Legislative Assembly (Alesc) that the dissemination of information that attempts to sway voters to lie, so-called fake news, is eclipsing pre-election and political debate. “We can’t just keep discussing recruitment, I don’t know what, we have to look at the reality of people who are suffering and hardworking and who are sometimes misled by some kind of false news.”

He recalled how strongly the system and electoral justice were attacked, but despite speculation and mistrust, “the system worked, people voted for whom they wanted, polling stations opened and votes appeared there, as a citizen contributed. ”

According to him, in the second round we will have the opportunity to really discuss the proposals. “Our candidate Desio Lima did well in the elections when he got through to the second round and I’m sure he will take part in the debate about what’s best for SC and our municipalities.”

The MP said that politicians have a mission to work to improve people’s lives and that much remains to be done. “We have people who cannot afford to buy their own food, who are squeezing their salaries from everywhere to get through the month. There are many people who need more effective action from our governments.”

He hopes that the second round will discuss what is best for the population, its conditions and quality of life, “so that the state can guarantee people more services and have a larger share of the national pie, since so much is collected and little is returned.”

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Saretta thanked the people of Santa Catarina who believed and supported her candidacy, which allowed her to remain in the Assembly for another four years and continue the work that she is doing. “I thank those who participated in the electoral process, correctly, with dignity, as it should be,” he said.

According to him, walking around Santa Catarina and talking with the population during the action, many did not understand how the state fund has free resources and people continue to wait two or three years for admission, surgery, medical care. “Karma that cannot last,” he commented.

Similarly, while traveling on the roads, whether federal or state highways, the MP was reminded of the appalling traffic conditions that put those who work with their trucks, transport goods, as well as those who travel with their family or go on foot, at risk.

“Santa Catarina needs to take a closer look at these health and infrastructure issues. I defended it and took it as a real flag of life, because I understand that the key to any government is to serve the people, and health should come first.

Saretta drew attention to the problem of huge social inequality, which depends on the actions of the federal government, which cannot turn its back on those who have the least, those who need it most. “The population cannot be prejudiced against immigrant brothers, almost all of us are immigrants in one way or another, from the present or from the past, and we, unfortunately, see the spread of discriminatory ideas when we are all equal people.”

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Political support for sports!



Vila Nova deve estrear no Olímpico nesse Goianão 2022

In the 2022 elections, some sports-related names in Goiás tried to compete for a seat in the Legislative Assembly or in the National Congress, but did not succeed in the elections. Dante do Volei was not elected as a federal deputy, nor were Edson Automoveis, former councilor of Goiania, and Luis Bercuo, former president of the Goiás Basketball Federation, were not elected as state deputies. All of them have a list of relevant services provided to the Brazilian sport. They have earned a seat in Parliament.

Of the candidates strongly associated with sports, Daniel Vilela, who was elected lieutenant governor on the list of Ronaldo Cayado, succeeded. Daniel is a former professional soccer player. He has the right to represent the segment. Daniel Vilela is expected to have a strong focus on sports through the expansion of sports promotion programs in our state.

Goiás has interesting projects and sports support programs. Pro-Atleta is committed to serving high performance athletes; Construcindo Champions, a martial arts training program with about 7,900 students from Goiás; The Viva Mais Goias program targets seniors in 19 cities across the state.

The sports and parasports centers have been established by the State Department of Sports and Recreation (Seel) in cooperation with the municipalities of the hinterland. Also in partnership with the organizer of the championship of Spain, Seel implements the social project La Liga Goias with the distribution of sports materials in several municipalities of Goias.

Through Seel, the government promotes various sporting events and competitions. The Open Games of Goiás, the largest sports competition in the state, are designed for the participation of athletes from all the municipalities of Goiás in 21 uniforms. This year, the Quilombola Cup was created, which is held in six stages with the final in the city of Cavalcante.

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At the national level, the Senate approved Bill 940 of 2022, which extends until 2027 the tax benefits provided by the Sports Promotion Act (Act 11,438 of 2006). The rapporteur on this issue was the former player Romario, who was re-elected as a senator from the PL of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to extending the term, the Senate-approved rule increases the rates that companies and individuals can use in their annual income tax (IT) contributions and includes elementary, middle and high schools as fundraisers.

In the case of individual taxpayers, the new LIE increases from 6% to 7% of the IRPF due to the deduction limit as a donation or sponsorship for sports and parasports projects. This, together with contributions to funds for children and the elderly, to cultural projects and investments in audiovisual works.

In the case of companies, it increases the deduction limit for donations or sponsorships of sports and parasports projects from 1% to 2%. It also includes projects for social inclusion through sports, up to a collective limit of 4%, which is currently shared only between cultural projects and investments in audiovisual works.

I think laws and programs to encourage sports should go beyond sponsoring athletes and teams from different sports. They also need to contain strategies for social inclusion. Only in this way will the entire population benefit from physical and sporting activities, leading to a healthier life for all.

We hope that elected politicians will follow through on the promises made during the campaign and step up action in favor of sport. We want to see the plate!

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