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Post by blindpig » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:24 pm

Brazil: Magistrates allegedly conspired to prevent Lula's return
By AFP - June 10, 2019 at 04:50 (updated to 6:30)

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, January 16, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro Photo Mauro PIMENTEL. AFP

Officials of the Lava Jato anti-corruption investigation (Wash Express) have maneuvered to prevent the return of former President Lula left to power last year, reports Sunday the investigative media The Intercept, on the basis of leaks potentially explosive.
Brazil: Magistrates allegedly conspired to prevent Lula's return
The investigation site launched these accusations after having access to a large volume of private messages exchanged on Telegram between prosecutors and Judge Sergio Moro, in charge of Lava Jato, and obtained by " anonymous source ". This judge is today the Minister of Justice of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

" While they have long assured that they are apolitical and motivated solely by the fight against corruption, the prosecutors of Lava Jato have in fact plotted between them on the means to prevent the return to power of Lula and his Workers Party. Wrote The Intercept. If their veracity is established, these exchanges undermine the supposed necessary impartiality of Judge Moro, who would have provided indications and advice to the prosecutors against his pet peeve, the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whom he had condemned in first instance in 2017.
Serious doubts about Lula's guilt
Other messages also reveal that the prosecutors themselves had " serious doubts about sufficient evidence of Lula's guilt " in the matter of obtaining a triplex bribe and who has finally sent to prison, for eight years and 10 months after a recent revision of his sentence.

His conviction prevented Lula, the favorite of the voting intentions at the time, from standing in the presidential election last October. He has consistently claimed his innocence and claimed to be a victim of political machinations designed to prevent him from running for a third term after those of 2003 to 2010.

For his part, Lula's presidential candidate, Fernando Haddad, demanded a thorough investigation into what could become " the biggest institutional scandal in the history of the Republic ." If the information published by The Intercept is verified, " many will have to be imprisoned, trials should be canceled and a great farce would be disclosed to the world, " added the one who lost the presidential election in the second round against Jair Bolsonaro.

In a quick reaction, Lava Jato officials said they were " serene " in the face of accusations that they acted illegally, while lamenting that they were "the victims of the criminal action of a pirate who carried out very serious activities against the prosecution, the private life and the security of its members ". Judge Moro, for his part, " lamented the non-identification of the source [...] responsible for the criminal hacking of prosecutors ' laptops " and the fact that the site " did not come into contact (with him) before publication, which is contrary to the basic rules of journalism ". The messages illegally obtained were "taken out of context", he defends himself.

Basically, he denies any irregularity in his behavior during the sprawling investigation that has allowed to lock up hundreds of political and economic leaders in five years, in connection with a huge network of bribes around the world. Petrobras Group's public markets.

" The archives obtained by our site on Brazil are among the most important in the history of journalism, " wrote in a Tweet the co-founder of The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald.

" They contain explosive secrets in the form of cats, audios, videos, photos and other documents " about the prosecutor Lava Jato, Deltan Dallagnol, Judge Moro and "a lot of officials who continue to exercise significant political and economic influence in Brazil and other countries ". " Our reports are just beginning, " he warned.

https://www.liberation.fr/depeches/2019 ... la_1732745

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Post by blindpig » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:48 pm

(Man, but this is a shoddy translation. Exonerated + 'fired'? Good luck)


Jair Bolsonaro exonerates all experts of the Mechanism to Combat Torture
New experts will not have salary and will not be able to connect with NGOs or universities
Bruno Fonseca
Public, June 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm

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Mechanism supervised prisons, psychiatric hospitals and shelters for the elderly. / MNPCT file

President Jair Bolsonaro exonerated, by decree published today, June 11 , all the experts of the National Mechanism for Prevention and Fight Against Torture (MNPCT), the body responsible for investigating human rights violations in places such as prisons, psychiatric hospitals, shelters the elderly, among others.

The decree 9831 , signed yesterday, also provides that the appointment of new experts to the agency need has to be approved by an act of the President himself, and that these new members will not receive salary. In addition, the Bolsonaro Act still prohibits the new experts from having any links with civil society networks and entities and teaching and research institutions, among others.

"We were taken by surprise. It is quite clear that this is a retaliation to the work that we have been developing, "one of the dismissed experts, Daniel Melo, told Public. As Public had revealed , since the beginning of the Bolsonaro administration, the members of the Mechanism had been denouncing that the Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves, was working to prevent the performance of the experts. In February, members of the Mechanism and the National Committee for Prevention and Combat of Torture (CNPCT) stated that the minister prevented the inspection of penitentiaries in Ceará to evaluate reports of mistreatment and torture in the prison system in Ceará.

According to the expert, the decree also makes unfeasible the performance of future experts since, without compensation, they would hardly have the capacity to conduct extensive investigations. "It is unfeasible [voluntary work]. To have autonomy, to make visits, to manage to organize a job, you need sustenance. The job of the expert can not be a position like that of a counselor, that you go to a meeting on time and leave, "he criticizes.

The denunciation of the experts in February generated a crisis in the Ministry of Human Rights, which criticized the Mechanism, but later authorized the inspection in the penitentiaries of Ceará. In April, after conducting the visits, the experts released an extensive report pointing to overcrowded facilities, arrested with broken hands and fingers and head injuries claiming to have been hit by blows or blows of batons, waterlogged, moldy, and lacking medicines for prisoners with tuberculosis and hepatitis.

The inspection report also reported that HIV-positive prisoners were without access to medical care and prevented from visiting family members who could bring HIV cocktails. During the inspections, the experts found a cell, in the same prisons, occupied by detainees ex-policemen and children of police with mattress, fan and mosquito net.

The Public sought the Ministry of Human Rights but has not yet obtained a return.

Experts must denounce Bolsonaro's decree to the Public Prosecutor's Office

"We point out that the Brazilian State has provoked torture and violated the rights of persons deprived of their liberty. [The Bolsonaro decree] reminds us of the Institutional Acts [of the Dictatorship] because we are guaranteed by Federal Law and, suddenly, by means of a decree, we are exonerated, "criticizes the expert.

According to the expert Daniel Melo, the dismissal of the experts will be taken to the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), in addition to international organizations. At the beginning of the year, the complaint that Damares had prevented the visit of the Mechanism to the prisons of Ceará was taken to the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office, MPF, the United Nations (UN) and the Inter-American Court

However, even after the denunciations, the Ministry of Damares did not recompose the framework of experts, since several have a term of office - of the 11 experts provided for in Law, the Mechanism had only seven until the decree was published, two of these still awaited appointment.

In the last biannual report released by the system of protection against torture, the group reported degrading situations during a visit to prisons of the Curado Complex, in Recife (PE). Pavilions that should house 50 prisoners had more than 150 inmates. There were a number of unhealthy spaces, with exposed beams, leaks, molds, and no air circulation. In Belém do Pará, the group had reported overcrowding in the psychiatric hospital of the penitentiary system. According to the report, there were 96 beds for more than 180 people, in addition to five people who remained hospitalized despite having already had the restraint measure expired.

https://www.brasildefato.com.br/2019/06 ... -a-torture

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Trump with a Latin flair. Completely different yet the scum rises to the top. Something about the political environment....bourgeois democracy is 'sick'.
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Re: Brazil

Post by blindpig » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:12 pm

Brazil: Police Repress Rallies Against Pension Reform

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Riot police take up position in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 14, 2019. The sign reads: 'The strike did not cause chaos. It was the chaos that caused the strike.' | Photo: Reuters

Brazilian military police were out in force across the country to crackdown on the thousands of protesters at Friday's massive national strike against government social security reforms.

In Rio de Janeiro, members of the Military Police (MP) monitored the estimated 100,000 demonstrators who took over the city's main avenues, rejecting President Jair Bolsonaro's proposal to privative the national pension program. As citizens protested late into the night, the MP dispersed workers and students by launching tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at them. A Brasil de Fato journalist reporting from the scene says she was trapped inside a car and felt the effects of the tear gas, suffering from burning eyes and throat.

Protesters continued to shout: "I won't give up welfare or education," and "Be careful because if you mess with social security, you attack the whole country." Others refrained: "Our struggle brought workers and students together."

Bolsonaro's social security reform bill, which includes provisions to eliminate labor protections for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, seeks to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 years for women, and 65 for men. Anti-government demonstrators say these reforms will most affect the poor.

The president's proposal would also increase the number of contributions that a worker must make before being able to receive a monthly retirement pension, which will be equivalent to only 60 percent of his or her highest salary, rather than the current 80 percent.

In Sao Paulo where, since Friday morning unions and organizations were burning tires and shutting down major roads, at least 15 students were detained by the Military Police, while two leaders at a local university were injured, reports
#GreveGeral | Urgente: 15 estudiantes detenidos por la policia militar durante las movilizaciones en el marco de la huelga general. 2 funcionarios de la Universidad de São Paulo heridos por represión policial. pic.twitter.com/JmdZnG6Z3E

— Nacho Lemus (@LemusteleSUR) June 14, 2019

#GreveGeral | Urgent: 15 students detained by the military police during the demonstrations during the general strike. 2 officials of the University of São Paulo injured by repressive police

“We closed the avenue because this is an important day for everyone. Everyone knows how important the retirement system is especially for youth, women, and rural workers,” Vitor Quarenta, a Worker’s Party (PT) activist told teleSUR as the demonstrations began in Rio.

Students from the Federal Rio de Janeiro University protested along the Red Line, an expressway which connects Sao Joao de Meriti and Rio de Janeiro. They were joined there by healthcare professionals, electrical workers, and members of the Brazilian Popular Front (FBP) who were all harshly repressed by the Military Police.​​​​​​​

Petrobras oil workers stopped all their activities in the Duque Caxias, Campos dos Goytacazes and Macae refineries.

During a day when even the private banks closed, open-air lectures on the pension reform took place in Brazilian cities such as Angra dos Reis, Rio das Ostras, Campos dos Goytacazes, Macae, Barra do Pirai, Barra Mansa, Valenca Volta Redonda, and Cabo Frio.

"We are showing working class strength to stop the social security reform. They are scared," said Duda Quiroga, member of a main national union, Unified Central Workers (CUT), in response of the far-right government policies and police repression.​​​​​​​

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bra ... -0001.html
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