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« on: January 05, 2019, 07:19:45 am »


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The war against Brazil’s indigenous people has begun. Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wasted no time his first two days in office, signing a decree Wednesday that hands over power to designate indigenous lands to the Ministry of Agriculture, a move that could have repercussions for the country’s 690 recognized territories in the Amazon rainforest.

The move came a day after Bolsonaro signed a provisional measure dismantling FUNAI, Brazil’s bureau of indigenous affairs.

The Justice Ministry previously handled the designation of new indigenous lands, reports Al Jazeera, but now Minister Tereza Cristina—who has lobbied on behalf of the industry before—is in charge. Critics worry the more than 100 uncontacted tribes that call the Amazon home will lose the little protection they have under her eye. Particularly at risk are those whose territories have not yet been recognized by the government; their lands are now more likely to be handed over to agricultural and other industry interests. And when indigenous people are evicted from their lands, this doesn’t go down peacefully.

“The theft of indigenous people’s lands could mean genocide and the complete wipeout of tribes,” said Sarah Shenker, a senior researcher at Survival International who’s worked with Brazilian tribes, to Earther.

Profit über alles, folks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 11:13:12 am »

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-06/bolsonaro-blasts-lewd-carnival-scene-in-tweet-igniting-brazil?srnd=markets-vp

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Carnival is a beloved institution in Brazil, a wild, sensual celebration that dates back centuries. But to the country’s new socially conservative president, Jair Bolsonaro, it is a scandalous affair that symbolizes just how much the country has lost its moral compass.

And so he wasn’t about to let his first Carnival come and go without lashing out at its more extreme elements. Late Tuesday night, just as the festivities were winding down, Bolsonaro posted a video showing a scantily dressed man in leather appearing to touch himself in front of a crowd before bending down to be urinated on by another reveler during a Carnival procession.

Not gonna link the video, but it's still on there.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 07:59:26 pm »

Bolsonaro's doing everything he can to be the worst post-military regime-era "leader" of Brazil, and this is the latest evidence of it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 01:25:12 pm »

LOL, the guy got what he deserved. But was still better than Bolsonaro.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 01:56:22 pm »

LOL, the guy got what he deserved. But was still better than Bolsonaro.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 01:57:10 pm »

LOL, the guy got what he deserved. But was still better than Bolsonaro.

Captain Obvious strikes again.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 02:00:01 pm »

Wasn't our beloved Fernie Color of Melon also investigated? What happened to that?
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 02:02:18 pm »

I am stunned that a PMDB politician could be less than morally scrupulous!
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 02:19:54 pm »

Let's also remember Temer is a world-class creep, marrying a 20-years old when he already was 63.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 02:45:23 pm »

Bolsoñaro’s support crashes to Trump levels
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Despite easily winning October’s election, Bolsonaro’s government has the worst approval rating of any administration at this early stage since Brazil returned to democracy three decades ago.

Pollster Ibope said 34 percent of those surveyed found the Bolsonaro government doing a “great/good” job, compared to 49 percent in mid-January. The government’s “bad/terrible” rating rose 13 percentage points to 24 percent, Ibope said
Is this a faster collapse than Macron or Macri?

Also lol that he is net positive with Evangelicals.
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2019, 02:59:12 pm »

Could somebody tell me what's the situation within the Congress? Which parties partake in/support Bolsonaro's government and what are the numbers between the government and the opposition? The wiki is pretty useless on this.
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2019, 04:00:21 pm »

Could somebody tell me what's the situation within the Congress? Which parties partake in/support Bolsonaro's government and what are the numbers between the government and the opposition? The wiki is pretty useless on this.

As far as i know, Numbers in Brazils Congress are usually very fluid as Members of the Centre parties are more strongly bound to certain voting blocs, interest groups and local issues then to coherent ideology. Basically Bolsonaro can be certain that PT is going to vote against his proposals and PSL for them but the rest (especially MDB) can be brought as long as give them enough pork barrel funds. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 09:31:11 pm »

It is very hard to update the stupid things Jair Bolsonaro, his kids and his ministers told/did. They do something stupid everyday.

Today, during the visit to the Museum of Holocaust in Israel, Bolsonaro told that national socialism was left-wing. It was written in the Museum that national socialism was a far right movement. Last year, the german ambassador in Brazil told that there is no debate about this topic in Germany: it is a consensus that national socialism was a far right movement.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 05:41:53 am »

Well that's pretty much a staple of the "libertarian" right in both the US and Europe innit?
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 02:32:55 pm »

PSL state legislator Douglas Garcia (PSL-SP) was outed after going in a  homophobic rant against Erica Malunguinho (PSOL-SP), first transgender elected to parliament. Commenting a law project who forbids transgender athletes to play in leagues not corresponding in their birth gender, he said that if he saw a "man who thinks who is a woman in same bathroom as my sister or my mother, I'd take him with my own hands, beating, before calling police". He was one of the creators of carnival bloc "Porao do Dops" after Brazilian military regime torturers.
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2019, 02:13:20 pm »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-corruption-maia/brazil-house-speaker-key-to-pension-reform-accused-of-bribe-taking-document-idUSKCN1RO22P
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The federal police document was delivered to the Supreme Court, as part on an ongoing investigation into Maia. Brazilian politicians are protected from prosecution, unless the top court approves and agrees to hear a case.

The office of Rodrigo Maia, who has previously said he is innocent of graft allegations, did not respond to request for comment. Neither did his father, Cesar, a former federal congressman and mayor of Rio de Janeiro.

The accusations could prove a headache for the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, which is relying on Maia to guide its thorny pension reform through an unbiddable Congress.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-accident/two-dead-after-buildings-collapse-in-militia-controlled-rio-neighborhood-idUSKCN1RO1OF
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“Two people were injured and two were killed, and teams are on the scene looking for survivors who may be buried,” a fire department spokesman said.

Powerful militias - originally created to defend inhabitants from drug gangs, but which now act as fearsome local crime outfits - have a strong presence in the neighborhood where the buildings collapsed. Militias often control gas and electricity services, but now make huge profits by stealing land and illegally selling it for construction projects.

“As (the region) is dominated by militias, the technicians of the municipal inspection office usually require the support of the military police to carry out inspections there,” the mayor’s office said in a statement, adding that it had shuttered several unauthorized constructions nearby last November.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2019, 10:31:22 pm »

Could somebody tell me what's the situation within the Congress? Which parties partake in/support Bolsonaro's government and what are the numbers between the government and the opposition? The wiki is pretty useless on this.

Right/Far-right
PSL 52
PP 37
DEM 29
PSC 8
Total 126

Left
PT 56
PSB 32
PDT 28
PSOL 10
PCdoB 9
Total 135

Center-right
MDB 34
PSDB 29
Other 189
Total 252

Bolsonaro's safe supporting base has ~130 of the 513 seats. The opposition has ~130 too. The remaing ~250 are flip flop.

Probably, the congress will not approve the full text of Guedes's welfare reform. It will approve the minimum age of 65 for men and 62 for women, but it will not approve to replace the pay-as-you-go system to a chilean style saving system, because it is a stupid idea.
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2019, 02:06:14 am »

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48062075

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"Brazil can't be a country of the gay world, of gay tourism. We have families," he added.

Mr Bolsonaro has already drawn ire for being a self-described "homophobic".

In previous interviews he has said he would rather have a dead son than a homosexual son.
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2019, 03:28:07 am »

Well, to be expected from the darling of the Atlas right.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2019, 04:39:10 am »

Evil homophobe is an evil homophobe.
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2019, 06:46:09 am »

Well, to be expected from the darling of the Atlas right.

Including some gay people, of course.

Useful idiots if ever the term was justified.
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2019, 12:17:13 pm »
« Edited: April 28, 2019, 12:51:14 pm by PSOL »

Indigenous people protest on Brasília against land expropriation
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Thousands of people representing the more than 300 tribes native to Brazil marched to government offices in Brasilia on Friday to protest the policies of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that threaten their reservation lands.

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“Our families are in danger, our children are under threat, our people are being attacked. In the name of what they call economic progress they want to kill our people,” said David Karai Popygua, an ethnic Guarani Mbya from the state of Sao Paulo.
Fighting the good fight against settler colonialism. I hope there is at least delays to policy so things aren’t that irreversibly damaged.


Meanwhile, reality tv never felt so real..
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Mourão’s reprimand came after the president’s account shared an expletive-filled YouTube video in which Carvalho showed off his gun collection and skewered what he called the shameless, vain and boastful military regime which took power in the 1960s.

The video – reportedly shared by Carlos, who handles his father’s social media accounts – infuriated Brazil’s military establishment, forcing a partial retraction from the president.

But the president’s sons sprung to their Carvalho’s defence, with Carlos launching a barrage of overt social media attacks against Mourão – some reportedly sent from a shooting range where he was holed up.

“Mourão – you’re a disgrace. You betrayed us,” said a prominent conservative YouTuber said in a video painting the vice president as a vain attention-seeker bent on undermining his boss.

Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo who is also the South American representative of Bannon’s far-right group called “The Movement” joined the offensive launched by his brother, urging Mourão to keep his opinions to himself.
Can any Brazilian posters on the ground report more on these shenanigans? Specifically, the deal with what exact relevance Olavism entails and what led to this moment?
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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2019, 01:46:33 pm »

Evil homophobe is an evil homophobe.

Color me shocked
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2019, 05:11:32 pm »

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48062075

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"Brazil can't be a country of the gay world, of gay tourism. We have families," he added.

Mr Bolsonaro has already drawn ire for being a self-described "homophobic".

In previous interviews he has said he would rather have a dead son than a homosexual son.

Bolsonaro is a bizarre mix of Reaganite movement conservatism, Mike Pence style social conservatism and Trumpism.
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2019, 06:13:33 pm »

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48062075

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"Brazil can't be a country of the gay world, of gay tourism. We have families," he added.

Mr Bolsonaro has already drawn ire for being a self-described "homophobic".

In previous interviews he has said he would rather have a dead son than a homosexual son.

Bolsonaro is a bizarre mix of Reaganite movement conservatism, Mike Pence style social conservatism and Trumpism.

There's a shock then, three different types of s*** equals s***e Smiley
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