The minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) André Mendonça asked for a view on the judgment of the State-Owned Companies Law. As a result, the issue will only go back to judgment after the minister returns the issue for voting in plenary.
In an action proposed by the PCdoB, the STF began to discuss the sections of the law that prohibit the appointment of certain people to the board of directors and to the board of directors of state-owned companies, such as ministers of state, secretaries, holders of positions without permanent ties to the service public and those who participated in electoral campaigns or in decision-making parts of political parties in the last 36 months.
Before Mendonça’s request for a review, Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, the rapporteur for the action, voted in favor of appointing state ministers and secretaries of state and municipal governments to positions on the board of state-owned companies.
For Lewandowski, the prohibitions “bluntly violate the principle of isonomy” and the idea that “no one can be deprived of rights due to political conviction”. In this sense, the passages in question “ended up establishing unreasonable and disproportionate discrimination – therefore, even unconstitutional – against those who legitimately act in the governmental or party sphere”.
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TCU lists questions for Bolsonaro about jewelry
The Minister of the Federal Audit Court (TCU) João Augusto Ribeiro Nardes listed which questions former President Jair Bolsonaro and former Minister of Mines and Energy Bento de Albuquerque must answer in testimony about the case of the jewels that were illegally brought to the Brazil.
Among the questions, Bolsonaro should inform what were the gifts received by the government of Saudi Arabia, which gifts are currently in possession of the former president, where the items are and if there was any kind of guidance to government officials to try to recover the jewelry that were seized by the IRS.
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In turn, Bento Albuquerque will also have to answer for which gifts he was responsible for transporting, since his advisor at the time brought the set of jewels valued at R$ 16.5 million to Brazil.
According to the newspaper The State of S. Paulo, the jewels were transported by an advisor to the then Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, who, in turn, upon learning of the seizure, tried to negotiate the release of the items using the position of his position. The attempt, however, did not work and the jewels continued to be seized, since any asset worth more than US$ 1,000 must be declared to the Federal Revenue Service.
Almost a year after the attempt, on December 28 of last year, Bolsonaro sent a letter to the Federal Revenue office requesting the jewelry be forwarded to the Presidency of the Republic. The next day, a government official landed at Guarulhos airport and informed that he was there to remove the jewels.
On the 9th, the Federal Police (PF) summoned former Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque and former advisor to the portfolio Marcos André Soeiro to give testimony about the jewelry received by the Brazilian delegation in Saudi Arabia.
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Enio Verri is appointed to command the Itaipu plant
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) appointed Federal Deputy Enio Verri (PT-PR) to assume command of the Itaipu Binacional hydroelectric plant as general director.
The congressman had already been appointed at the end of January to take over from Admiral Anatalicio Risden Junior, who had been appointed during the Bolsonaro administration. Now, his name has been made official.
Before taking command of Itaipu, Verri was re-elected in the 2022 elections for his third term as a federal deputy. In his previous terms, he became leader of the PT bench in 2020. Before joining the PT, Verri was in the MDB.
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Tarcísio honors Múcio for actions on the north coast of SP
The governor of São Paulo, Tarcísio de Freitas (Republicans) presented the Minister of Defense, José Múcio Monteiro, with the State Civil Defense Medal for actions carried out on the north coast of the state as a result of the heavy rains that hit the region.
“This is a fair tribute to those who reached out to us when we needed it most. We are very grateful for the support of the Ministry of Defense in this disaster. We had an efficient and coordinated action to serve the population and the big winner was the citizen, who felt supported in that moment of difficulty”, said Tarcísio de Freitas.
During the actions, the Ministry of Defense sent aircraft from the Armed Forces and a Navy aircraft carrier to assist rescue teams. In total, 65 people died due to the tragedy.
Editing: Vivian Virissimo
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