The president-elect seeks to ban from the classroom political opinions, debates, and any issues that could be construed as leftist.
The comments by Army Chief Vilas Boas confirm the claims by Lula’s Workers‘ Party that jailing the former president was a political decision rather than judicial.
In an interview published by Correio Braziliense newspaper, Bolsonaro criticized the Cuban-supported Mais Medicos (More Doctors) program, founded in 2013, under which over 11,000 Cuban doctors work in impoverished or remote parts of Brazil in an effort to expand the country’s healthcare coverage.
The O Globo newspaper reported that at least 17 universities had been raided.
The protest was organized by the Frente Brasil Popular, a federation of hundreds of social organizations, including the Landless Workers, the Urban Homeless Workless Movement, labor unions associated with ACUT, and student organizations among others.
German business circles are placing high hopes on Brazil’s President-elect Jair Messias Bolsonaro pointing to the economic program of Paulo Guedes, designated to head a super ministry.
Far right Jair Bolsonaro has won the Brazilian presidential elections with over 55 percent of the vote beating leftist Fernando Haddad who scored 44.3 percent in the country’s most polarized elections in decades.
There are more than 147 million eligible voters in Brazil who will decide over the fate of their country in one of the most important elections for Latin America. Besides the president, voters will also elect governors in 13 states and the Federal District, as well as 19 mayors.
Members of the Military Police of Caruaru arrested the national director of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST), Jaime Amorim, Saturday when he was giving away propaganda in favor of the leftist candidate Fernando Haddad.
(7.9.18) Brazilian authorities had accused Norsk Hydro of having contaminated the Baracena municipality’s waters with bauxite residues which they claimed had overflowed from a deposit basin at the Alunorte plant after heavy rainfall on
February 16 and 17.
They slapped Norsk Hydro with two fines of 10 million reais (€2.5 million, around $3 million) each and ordered the aluminium supplier to halve its production at the site and suspend the use of the basin.
On Tuesday, Brazil’s Supreme Court rejected the petition by right-wing President Michel Temer’s defence lawyers to annul the Brazilian Federal Police’s (PF) accusation on corruption, money-laundering and criminal organization charges.
The letter also condemned plans to combine the environment and agriculture ministry, as suggested by Bolsonaro’s top agriculture adviser last week.
“The subordination of these functions to agriculture, in addition to demonstrating a lack of knowledge of the subject, would generate insurmountable conflicts of interest and jeopardize four decades of progress in protecting the environment,” the letter said.
The ruling party in Uruguay also said that the elections in Brazil are highly irregular as the most popular politician in the country has not been allowed to run for president: former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The Broad Front also pledged support for Brazil’s Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad, who is running against Jair Bolsonaro in the second round of the presidential elections.
With 92 percent of votes counted, Bolsonaro received 47 percent of valid ballots, far ahead of Haddad’s 28 percent but short of the outright majority needed to avoid an Oct. 28 runoff.
teleSUR brings you the latest updates from Sunday Brazil’s general elections which many see as a choice between democracy and fascism.
Bolsonaro, who is leading Brazil’s presidential polls, has a long history of embracing torture and making violent comments against vulnerable groups.
teleSUR English takes a look at the candidate’s eight most dangerous comments Bolsonaro has made during his political career to provide a glimpse into why many believe he poses such a threat to democracy and a “plural” Brazil.
New polls released Monday conducted by Brazil’s BTG Pactual research company shows Fernando Haddad, the Workers’ Party candidate for the presidency, extending his support to 23 percent, increasing by 7 percent since the last survey by the same company a week ago.
The pollster found that candidate Haddad has 19 percent support, 11 points up from the last survey taken a week ago immediatly after being appointed as the PT’s presidential candidate instead of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
According to the results of this survey, Haddad comes in second place and would go to a second round to face far-right Jair Bolsonaro, the candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL).
With four votes in favor and three against, the Regional Electoral Court (TRE) of Minas Gerais, Brazil upheld the senatorial candidacy of former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
„There are several concerns, we are all thinking about the problems in democracy in Brazil, overwhelming problems. I can not fail to notice the absence of the person (Lula) who would be our rightful candidate in Brazil,“ Chomsky sais from Sao Paulo.
The Swiss government scraps building a munitions factory in Brazil due to pressure from civil society groups.
The police claim that Temer engaged in the crimes of passive corruption and money laundering.
Brazil’s National Museum is burning to the ground as rescue workers try to salvage what they can of the building that housed a large collection of Amazonian history.
Brazil’s top electoral court ruled on Friday that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, cannot run for a third term, eliminating the front-runner in a race many see as a struggle between democracy and due process.
Mr. da Silva, a two-time president who left office in 2011 with a record-high approval rating, has become a polarizing figure. Many supporters remain loyal to the metalworker who rose from the factory floor to the presidency and improved the lives of millions of the country’s poorest, giving him a wide lead in polls ahead of the Oct. 7 vote.
On Thursday, in Curitiba, where former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is being held prisoner over unsubstantiated accusations of corruption, thousands of people marched and demonstrated to support his presidential candidacy.
The National Human Rights Commission of Brazil recognizes the binding nature of the UN resolution on Lula’s electoral rights.
Brazil’s Supreme Court will weigh in September an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be set free so he can join the presidential campaign already under way, a court spokesperson said on Monday.
„The precautionary measures issued are not recommendations, they are legally binding,“ according to the UN Human Rights Commission.
Family members of slain Black activist and Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco have requested state protection due to repeated threats and hate speech. The request was submitted to the State Secretary of Security, Richard Nunes, Monday, during a meeting at the Integrated Center of Command and Control (CICC).
Exhibitions, live performances and cultural workshops dominated the day’s agenda as people of all ages joined together to call for Lula to be released from prison.
The current homicide rate, 22 per 100,000 residents, has placed Mexico nearer to the elevated homicide rates of Colombia and Brazil, which record 27 homicides per 100,000 residents.
The communications also pointed out that Torres had a secret partner in the private security firm, Pastor Everaldo, an ally of president Michel Temer, leader of the Assembly of God in Rio de Janeiro and presidential candidate during the 2014 election.
Brazilian former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva should remain in prison, Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores, chief justice of Brazil’s TRF-4 appeals court, ruled on Sunday, in an effort to settle a legal dispute over his possible release.
General Walter Braga Netto, leader of Brazil’s federal intervention in the state of Rio de Janeiro, has aligned himself with the country’s Senate-imposed president Michel Temer and issued a call for no information to be released to the public from the investigation into the assassination of Black activist and city councilwoman Marielle Franco.
“How will we be able to cross the river?” asked Munduruk member Alessandra. “How will we go to the homes of our family members?“
Rio de Janeiro’s civil and military police force have united with Brazilian military soldiers to conduct a massive, 5,580 personnel-strong operation in two favela communities, Chapadao and Pedreira, on Thursday.
Former Uruguayan President Jose ‚Pepe‘ Mujica will visit Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday at the Parana Federal Police Superintendency in Curitiba, where the Brazilian presidential candidate has been held in detention since early April.
U.S. actor Danny Glover is in Brazil this week to meet the parents of murdered councillor Marielle Franco. He will also meet social movements and government officials to discuss the case.
On Monday, Glover had breakfast with the family of Marielle Franco, the city-council member and LGBT activist murdered in Rio de Janeiro. During a trip to Brazil to show solidarity with popular movements and leaders, actor Danny Glover arrived in Curitiba where former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is currently imprisoned to join occupier protesters at the Free Lula Vigil.
Whether “free or imprisoned,” Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva “will be elected president” of Brazil following October’s general election according to former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Speaking during a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Workers‘ Day she said Lula had become more than an individual, “he is an idea” that has “converted into the symbol of Brazil, of opportunities of which the people can grow.”
Thousands of indigenous people have marched in Brazil against a law signed by President Michel Temer last year that will strike off the map most of the country’s indigenous land.
Every year, on April 17, social movements and Campesinos commemorate the International Day of Campesino Struggle to honor the 19 campesinos of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement murdered by Brazilian military in the northern state of Para on April 17, 1996 during a protest to demand their right to land.
“We cannot definitively destroy the fragile democracy that remains for us. It’s necessary that everybody maintains their responsibility and respect the Constitution and the presumption of innocence. It’s unacceptable that Globo insists on repeating the past and incite a coup,“ said former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in response to Villas-Boas comments.
Villas Boas did not elaborate. Calls to the army’s press office were not answered. Army representatives confirmed to Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo that the tweets were written by the general.