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O arguido político

Alexander Faria
Writer, lawyer and president of Estoril Praia

Since this name does not exist in some countries, in Portugal a defendant can be identified as a person officially recognized as possibly responsible for the commission of a crime in a criminal proceeding. In the Portuguese legal regime, this only happens when there are indications, to be proven later, that a criminal offense has been committed.

Drafting a person as a defendant either for a hypothetical crime or for a possible traffic offense, for speeding or for driving a continuous lane gives him very relevant procedural rights and obligations, emphasizing the following: a lawyer, representing his defense and evidence that he did not commit such acts, as well as using the most important principle of criminal procedure law, his presumption of innocence until a final and non-appealable verdict is delivered, which condemns him completely, that is, the moment when you no longer have the opportunity to appeal. For this reason, in order to be able to cooperate with the administration of justice, the constitution as a defendant can be requested even by the person himself.

Our Penal Code, often regarded as one of the best in the world due to its humanistic vision of reintegration rather than a punitive one, does not include in its text a new figure that has emerged in recent decades in the Portuguese legal system. system, political defendant.

Holders of high government positions perfectly embody this new procedural subject. Since they have more responsibilities compared to the example they set, it is understandable that the demands are much higher and they should be severely punished in case of proven ultimate guilt. However, at the investigation stage, they lose the usual rights of a normal defendant in the rule of law. A political defendant does not enjoy the presumption of innocence, the consecration of material truth is distorted by the influence of public opinion, and the formation of a value judgment is carried out before the trial. Even the announcement of the term of identity and residence, a legally binding measure that merely confirms the elements of identification and determines the address for future judicial notices, involves penalties.

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In a society greedy for scandal, saturated with misinformation, infested with organized movements doing their best to discredit the political class and weaken the foundations of democracy, let’s agree that there is nothing more stimulating to fuel typical Latin envy than a political defendant. In this context, helping to discredit those we mandate is an added pleasure, allowing us to fight with a joy based on disappointment.

But this socially-instigated penchant for the political defendant is no indication that democracy is at stake. On the contrary, the conviction of the defendant for the crimes of evasion or abuse of power proves the principle of separation of powers in action. While we wait for the verdicts to become final.

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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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