‘Er zit geen inkt meer in de pen van Bolsonaro’ | Uitpers

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19-04-20 04:51:00,

Gek hoe in COVID-tijden zelfs een min of meer legale staatsgreep onder de radar kan blijven. En hoe Brazilië er zijn keurmerk van maakt. Nadat President Dilma Rousseff door het Parlement werd afgezet, heeft het leger nu President Bolsonaro zo goed als al zijn macht afgenomen.

Machtsstrijd of machtsvacuüm?

Het is een harde en vreemde machtsstrijd die in Brazilië aan de gang is. COVID-19 is er even erg als elders, maar President Bolsonaro spreekt over de ‘hysterie’ in verband met dat ‘griepje’. Zijn Minister van Gezondheid, Mandetta, legt niettemin een lockdown op. De populariteit van Bolsonaro zakt tot 33 %, die van zijn minister stijgt tot 76 %! Je zou voor minder wat paniekerig worden. Dus wil Bolsonaro Mandetta afzetten maar de hoge militairen zeggen ‘njet’. Dat was begin april. Er wordt wat overlegd en er wordt afgesproken dat Bolsonaro’s stafchef, Braga Netto, een militair met banden met het Nationaal Veiligheidsinstituut, de feitelijke macht overneemt. Bolsonaro blijft enkel in naam nog President.

Hiermee is het verhaal echter niet af. Want ook in het leger rommelt het geweldig. De lagere militairen steunen Bolsonaro en extreem-rechts zit gewoon op zijn beurt te wachten. Nadat Mandetta afgelopen week een niet al te vriendelijke persconferentie gaf, besloot het leger hem alsnog af te zetten en te vervangen door een arts zonder enige ervaring in overheidsdienst.

Het leger danst op één been. Men wil Bolsonaro weg, maar men wil vooral niet zelf de verantwoordelijkheid voor het barslechte beleid. En ook de militairen hebben economische belangen die met de lockdown in gevaar komen. Of met andere woorden, ook zij hebben lak aan het leven van de Brazilianen, maar willen niet opdraaien voor de impopulariteit van Bolsonaro’s maatregelen. Dit verklaart waarom Bolsonaro geen macht meer heeft, niet wordt afgezet en waarom zijn beleid in feite wordt voortgezet. Vice-president en viersterrengeneraal Mourao moet op zijn tanden bijten. Het leger doet alsof en hoopt dat niemand het zal merken.

De slechtste regering ooit

Als Bolsonaro zijn termijn van vier jaar kan uitzitten, zullen de Brazilianen 30, 40 of zelfs 50 % armer zijn geworden. Zowel met als zonder Bolsonaro zal een schaduw over het leger hangen. Het komt er voor de militairen op aan die schaduw zo klein als mogelijk te houden en te proberen alle schuld op hem af te schuiven.

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Bolsonaro Denounced Before International Criminal Court – Global Research

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02-12-19 08:28:00,

The Brazilian Bar Association for Human Rights and the Arns Commission on Wednesday denounced President Jair Bolsonaro formally for “crimes against humanity” and incitement to genocide of the Amazon indigenous peoples.

This complaint was filed before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, an institution created in 2002 that has already tried several war criminals.

Among other things, human rights lawyers indicated that the Brazilian president did not act promptly to stop “environmental crimes” in the Amazon basin.

Within this globally important ecosystem, deforestation has grown by 29.5 percent due to the clearing of forests and premeditated fires in which far-right militias would have participated.

“In Brazil, we don’t find an efficient way to prosecute Bolsonaro,” explained Jose Carlos Dias, the director of the Arns Commission, which was created in honor of the late Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns who protected hundreds of Argentineans, Uruguayans, and Chileans activists during the dictatorships.

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— Lula Presidente Jean Wyllys exilado político (@Gustavoucranian) November 29, 2019

“The Amazon burns. However, whoever puts out the fire is imprisoned.” The meme at the bottom contains two press clippings that say, “‘I want those bums of the Landless Movement killed,’ Bolsonaro says.” “‘Two members of the Landless Movement are shot dead by two hooded men in a camp,’ the Military Police says.”

Meanwhile, far-right President on Friday accused the U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio of paying money to promote fires in the Amazon.

“Leonardo Dicaprio is a cool guy, isn’t he? Giving money to set the Amazon on fire,” Bolsonaro told his supporters who were gathered in front of the government headquarters.

The far-right president thus resumed his attacks against human rights defenders and environmental activists whom he accuses of being responsible for this year’s fires in the Amazon.

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Bolsonaro: Entlarvende Enthüllungen und Drohungen gegen Greenwald

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04-08-19 08:09:00,

Bolsonaro mit Sérgio Moro, der Lula als Ermittlungsrichter hinter Gitter brachte und von Bolsanaro als Justizminister eingesetzt wurde. Bild: Marcos Corrêa/PR/CC BY-SA-2.0

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Brasilien unter dem Rechtsaußen-Präsidenten: Dokumente legen nahe, dass Justizminister Moro als Richter auf die Verurteilung des Bolsonaro-Gegners Lula hingearbeitet hat

Der Skandal und die Enthüllungen der Enthüllungsplattform The Intercept sorgen für immer mehr Wirbel in Brasilien. Über die ersten Enthüllungen hatte Telepolis schon im Juni berichtet, als die ersten Reportagen mit brisanten Inhalten veröffentlicht worden waren.

Drehten die sich vor allem um die Verurteilung des ehemaligen Präsidenten Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, mit der dessen erneute Wahl ausgehebelt wurde, haben es auch die seither veröffentlichten Dokumente in sich.

Die lassen deshalb nun ganz offensichtlich auch Jair Bolsonaro ziemlich nervös werden, der statt Lula zum Staatsoberhaupt und Regierungschef gewählt wurde. Veröffentlichte Chats, Emails und Sprachdokumente, die aus gehackten Handys stammen, deuten nämlich darauf hin, dass Bolsonaro vermutlich nur Präsident werden konnte, weil aus der Justiz heraus von einem ihm geneigten Zirkel gezielt an der Verurteilung zu einer Gefängnisstrafe des beliebten Ex-Regierungschefs gearbeitet wurde.

Damit wurde Lula im Wahlkampf kaltgestellt und aus dem Rennen ausgeschlossen. In diesem Vorgang spielte der ehemalige Richter Sérgio Moro eine bedeutende Rolle, der Lula ins Gefängnis brachte. Nach dem Wahlsieg des rechtsradikalen und homophoben Politikers wurde Moro von Bolsonaro schließlich zum Justizminister ernannt.

“Knast”-Drohungen gegen den Journalisten

Die Enthüllungen von The Intercept in englischer Sprache sind inzwischen im 8. Kapitel angelangt. Zuletzt wurde ausgeführt, dass gerade die “aggressive Reaktion von Bolsonaro zeigt, wie bedeutsam diese Veröffentlichungen sind”. Dass seit zwei Monaten immer neue skandalöse Vorgänge und Details ans Licht der Öffentlichkeit gebracht werden, hatte gerade dazu geführt, dass Präsident Bolsonaro dem Intercept-Mitbegründer und preisgekrönten Enthüllungsjournalisten Glenn Greenwald mit der Inhaftierung drohte.

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Bolsonaro’s Clearcut Populism.”The Barbarism has Begun” – Global Research

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01-08-19 10:48:00,

Bolsonaro’s pension reform is opposed by major Brazilian labour unions. Lenin Cavalcanti Brito Guerra, a professor of management at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil, tells me the reform “can also worsen the [economic] crisis, since the poorest people will be more affected by it. The decrease in purchasing power for the poorest could increase impoverishment.”

Marcos Napolitano, a professor of history at the Uni- versity of São Paulo, says the Bolsonaro government “has proved more disoriented, in political terms, than expected, investing more in the cultural war against the left-wing and progressive values than in an institutional agenda, even a conservative one, for governance.”

Striking a similar tone, Rosemary Segurado, a sociology professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, tells me that Bolsonaro’s government, “so far is worse than I imagined back in the elections. He doesn’t have a president’s attitude. He’s still in the mood of the election campaign. He does not have a plan to stop the economic crisis in the country.” She points out there are more than 13 million people unemployed in Brazil and that many workers are stuck in precarious jobs.

“Poverty is rising day by day, economic instability is growing and investors don’t feel safe in bringing their business to our country,” she says. “The image of Brazil in the world has never been so damaged, because of the controversies that the president and his ministers generate on many subjects, like his opinion about global warming, which is exactly the same as Donald Trump’s.”

While Bolsonaro appears ineffectual in carrying out his far-right agenda, public opposition to his presidency and his government is mounting significantly. On May 15, more than a million Brazilians demonstrated against Bolsonaro’s intention to cut the country’s education budget by 30% and his pension reforms. According to The Guardian (U.K.), the announcement sent “shockwaves” through federally funded universities. Teachers, students and workers marched in 180 cities in all Brazilian states.

Barbara Ottero, a 29-year-old master’s student, told the Guardian,

“They will make education totally inaccessible. It’s practically privatizing.”

Segurado agrees that privatization is likely Bolsonaro’s ultimate goal. Teachers unions held another mass demonstration on May 30, while a general strike co-ordinated by organized labour unions was scheduled for June 14.

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In Major “Blow” To Bolsonaro, 39 Kilos Of Coke Seized On Brazil’s Presidential Plane

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27-06-19 10:53:00,

A Brazilian Air Force pilot, who was one of the crew members on their way to serve as the advance guard for Brazil president Bolsonaro during the forthcoming G20 summit in Osaka, was arrested during a stopover in Seville en route to Japan after Spanish customs officers discovered enough cocaine on him in to fuel a small Wall Street bank’s party for a month in what has become an international embarrassment for Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s “Trump” and also the country’s self-professed law-and-order president.

The 38-year-old airman appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of drug trafficking after Spanish officials discovered 37 packets of cocaine weighing a total of 39 kilos in baggage and officers from Spain’s Guardia Civil took the crew member into custody, a police spokesman in Seville said, adding that “the whole bag was filled with drugs” according to the FT.

The airman had arrived in Spain on Tuesday afternoon in the airplane coming from Brazil, which later in the day departed for Japan with the rest of the crew on board.

Bolsonaro, a former army captain hoping to preempt a major scandal, said on social media late on Tuesday that he “immediately ordered the defence minister to co-operate with the Spanish police to establish the facts and co-operate with every stage of the investigation”.

He added: “There are around 300,000 men and women in the armed forces who are trained to uphold the highest principles of ethics and morality. If the airman is found to have committed a crime, he will be tried and convicted according to the law.” Brazil’s defense ministry echoed the president in a statement, saying that the “facts are being assessed”.

The arrest is, no pun intended, a major blow for the rightwing Bolsonaro, whose government is trying to toughen drug laws amid a major crackdown on illegal activity, and who frequently praises Brazil’s armed forces.  The drug bust also comes as the president’s son, Eduardo, who heads the foreign affairs committee in Brazil’s congress, has criticized the “narco-dictatorship” of Nicolás Maduro in neighbouring Venezuela for allegedly trafficking drugs in its own air force planes.

And, as BuzzFeed likes to say, you will never guess what happened next…

The embarrassing arrest also occurred on the day that embattled Brazilian justice minister and former judge Sérgio Moro was in the US visiting the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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