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Lula criticizes Bolsonaro’s use of the bicentennial for political purposes



Lula criticizes Bolsonaro's use of the bicentennial for political purposes

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said in a video posted on social media on Wednesday that as head of state, he never took political advantage of September 7, Brazil’s independence day.

“As President of the Republic, I had the opportunity in 2006 and 2010 during the elections, and we never used Fatherland Day, the Day of the Brazilian People, the greatest day of our country thanks to independence, as a political campaign tool,” said the candidate, who was in the lead in all polls.

Lula da Silva accused the incumbent of trying to “attack” him instead of talking about the social and economic problems facing the Brazilian people.

Bolsonaro “had to explain how the family raised 26 million reais. [cerca de cinco milhões de euros] in cash to purchase 51 properties,” he added.

A few minutes earlier, fellow presidential candidate in Brazil Ciro Gomez criticized the head of state.

“Bolsonaro has turned September 7, the 200th anniversary of independence, into the most shameless election rally ever held in this country,” the third-place winner in the polls (9%) in the October 2 elections wrote on Twitter.

“There were other serious political, institutional and moral wrongdoings. The Brazilians are demanding a lawsuit!” Siro Gomes condemned.

Brasília and Rio de Janeiro are today the scene of the largest parades to mark the bicentenary of independence, which in practice turned into a political rally by Jair Bolsonaro, less than a month before the presidential elections.

Since Bolsonaro took office, a day that once belonged to all Brazilians has become a celebration of the political strength of the right-wing conservatives. The Brazilian flag and the Canariña jersey of the Brazilian football team have also become symbols of Bolsonaris.

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After the civil-military parade to commemorate the bicentenary of independence in Brasilia, Bolsonaro, along with his wife Michel, crossed the Esplanada dos Ministerios and approached the electric trio, an impromptu stage, to address the thousands of supporters who were waiting for him. his.

“This is a fight between good and evil, an evil that has lasted 14 years in our country,” he said, referring to the governments of Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff (Workers’ Party).

“They won’t come back,” he exclaimed to the delight of thousands of supporters who sang one of the classic anti-Lula songs: “Lula, thief, your place is in prison.”

Seeing the Esplanada dos Ministérios covered in “green and yellow”, Bolsonaro said he had doubts about the polls that placed him in second place in the presidential race.

Despite the strong speech, Bolsonaro this time did not question the electoral system or attack the judges, as analysts quoted in the local press had already anticipated, who said they thought the current president’s tone would be even softer. to lower the rejection rate, which is 52% less than a month before his selective “clash” with Lula da Silva.

Bolsonaro then traveled to Rio de Janeiro to join the gatherings and asked to be voted on in his speech on Copacabana Beach during an action that combined electoral propaganda with celebrations of the country’s bicentennial of independence.

“I’m not very polite, I swear, but I’m not a thief,” the head of state stressed, referring to his main opponent in the presidential race.

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Polls released in Brazil show Lula da Silva leading the presidential race with more than 44% of the intention to vote, followed by Bolsonaro, who currently has more than 30% support.

The head of the Portuguese state, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, watched the civil-military parade on September 7 on the Esplanade dos Ministerios, right in the center of the stands, next to Bolsonaro.


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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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