The Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin) used a secret monitoring program to track citizens throughout the national territory, during the first years of the Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government, without legal authorization.
According to the newspaper The globe, to track the movement of any citizen, it was enough to inform the cell phone number. From the data sent from cell phones to the communication towers, it was possible to carry out monitoring.
The FirstMile tool allowed tracking 10,000 cell phone owners every 12 months. Even Abin’s own servers would have been monitored through the system. According to the investigation, the software was purchased from the Israeli company Cognyte, for BRL 5.7 million, at the end of the government of Michel Temer (MDB), with no bidding required.
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A high-ranking Abin official told the newspaper The globe that the tool was used without any kind of control. Improper accesses were also not registered, and the tool was operated under the justification of “State security”.
CGU orders Health to disclose Bolsonaro’s vaccination card
The Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) ordered the Ministry of Health to disclose Jair Bolsonaro’s (PL) vaccination card. The information should become public after the agency completes the investigation into the alleged insertion of false information in the document.
The decision was taken after the folder refused to share the data requested by communication vehicles, through the Access to Information Act. After the presentation of appeals, the case reached the CGU, which determines access to public information.
In the dispatch, the CGU argues that the former president himself has already released his vaccination card. Therefore, “access to information proving the authenticity of statements made voluntarily by the former head of state, with regard to his vaccination status, is of general and preponderant public interest, as they influenced the public policy of immunization of the Brazilian State during the health crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic”.
Erika Hilton asks Moraes for precautionary measures against Nikolas Ferreira for transphobia in networks
Federal deputy Erika Hilton (PSOL-SP) asked the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Alexandre de Moraes to adopt precautionary measures against Bolsonarist federal deputy Nikolas Ferreira (PL-MG), such as blocking social networks.
Hilton argued the congressman who has been publishing content on his profiles that reinforce his transphobic speech, made in the plenary of the House, on March 8, International Women’s Day of Struggle. In total, the parliamentarian listed 19 publications in which Nikolas Ferreira reiterates transphobic speeches. Erika Hilton also requests the removal of this content.
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In the request sent to Moraes, Hilton argues that “by presenting this speech to millions of virtual followers, the deputy promotes a complete distortion of his public role, spreading false information regarding the gender identity of a significant number of Brazilian citizens”.
“It is evident that Deputy Nikolas Ferreira, in addition to maintaining constant criminal activity by spreading false news, transphobia and incitement to transphobia across all of his social networks, is still intentionally taking advantage of the criminal practice”, says Hilton.
“The behavior of deputy Nikolas Ferreira, with regard to transphobia, is recurrent and outrageous to the legal order in the country, as well as to the justice institutions. Even though he has already been investigated for the practice of transphobia in at least two other cases, the deputy deliberately chose to make an offensive and criminal speech on March 8,” says the parliamentarian.
On March 8, Nikolas Ferreira put on a wig and accused trans women of being “taking the place” of cis women. “Today I feel like a woman. Deputy Nicole. Women are losing their space to men who feel like women. For you to have an idea of the danger of all this, they are wanting to impose a reality that is not reality,” she said. . “Either you agree with what they are saying or, otherwise, you are a transphobe, a homophobe and a bigot.”
Datena will run for mayor of São Paulo in 2024
Presenter and journalist José Luiz Datena will run for São Paulo City Hall in 2024 after signing an agreement with the PDT.
“Datena joined months ago, making his name available to be the mayoral candidate for the PDT. We are very happy and excited about this decision. It will strengthen our party and our cause, as he is a man committed to popular causes. “, said the president of the acronym, Carlos Lupi, in an interview with State of S. Paulo.
Last year, Datena ran for the Senate, but withdrew from the race in October. It was the fourth time that the presenter ran for office and then withdrew.
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Former minister Eliseu Padilha dies at 77
Former Minister Eliseu Padilha died at the age of 77, in Porto Alegre, this Monday (13). He was admitted to Hospital Moinhos de Vento, undergoing treatment for stomach cancer discovered a month ago.
His body will be veiled this Wednesday (15), at the Piratini Palace, seat of the government of Rio Grande do Sul, from 10am to 5pm. Afterwards, he will be taken to the Angelus Memorial and Crematorium, in a ceremony restricted to family members.
Padilha was a minister in the governments of Fernando Henrique Cardoso (PSDB), Dilma Rousseff (PT) and Michel Temer (MDB). He gained special prominence in the emedebista government, becoming Temer’s right hand man as head of the Civil House.
Judge orders Palocci to hand over fleet of cars
The new judge of Operation Lava Jato, Eduardo Appio, from the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba, determined that the former Minister of Finance Antonio Palocci deliver a fleet of five cars to Justice, within a period of five days.
“The vehicles must be delivered to the federal court of the place where they are (with the respective documentation and keys, including a spare key)”, decided the magistrate. The vehicles – one Ford Fusion and four Hyundai vehicles – should be auctioned to ensure payment of the amounts that Palocci owes to the Court.
Eduardo Appio also withdrew the secrecy of the process against Palocci, considering that a lot of information has already become public. “The secrecy imposed on this act due to the lack of a legal basis is lifted, except for the terms of the award-winning collaboration (by law), not least because much of the data involving the collaboration (at the time) of Antonio Palocci has already been widely disseminated by the media even before the 2018 elections”, says the judge.
In February of this year, Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), determined the suspension of the investigation against Palocci regarding alleged illegal donations by Odebrecht to the Lula Institute between 2013 and 2014, in the total amount of R$ 4 million.
Roberto Jefferson’s defense asks for revocation of preventive detention
The defense of former federal deputy Roberto Jefferson (PTB) asked Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), to convert his preventive detention into precautionary measures or house arrest.
The lawyers claimed that the former deputy “does not have health conditions to be monitored or treated” by the health system of the Penitentiary Complex of Gericinó, in Bangu, Rio de Janeiro, where he has been since October last year.
According to the defense, the former deputy has “several illnesses” and is a “severe immunosuppressed patient”, “constantly at risk of contracting a severe sudden illness, which could lead to the need for his hospitalization, as well as the risk of death”.
Editing: Vivian Virissimo
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