Eight of the 23 federal government ministers did not register commitments on the agenda this Wednesday (8), the day after the anti-democratic demonstrations on September 7th, called by President Jair Bolsonaro (no party).
The information is from a survey made by Brazil in fact from the official agendas of the heads of the folders. The report consulted the official agenda of the ministers at 7:20 am on Thursday (9). Calendars can still be updated retroactively, but it is customary for appointments to be recorded on the same day.
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The Conflict of Interest Law (Law No. 12,813/2013) provides that certain public agents disclose their agenda of appointments on a daily basis. This is the case, for example, of ministers, positions of a special nature and occupants of senior management and advisory positions (DAS) at levels 6 and 5.
All the ministers who did not have public commitments in the “hangover” of September 7 attended events alongside the president in Brasília and São Paulo or published photos and videos in support of the demonstrations on social networks.
Some of the ministers who “killed” the work on Wednesday are referred to by the media as the “technical wing” of the Bolsonaro government. They are: Bruno Bianco (General Attorney of the Union), Wagner Rosário (General Comptroller of the Union) and Tarcísio Freitas (Infrastructure).
Read the list of ministers with an empty agenda on September 8:
Tarcisio Freitas (Infrastructure);
Marcos Pontes (Science, Technology and Innovation);
Augusto Heleno (Institutional Security Office);
Wagner Rosário (General Comptroller of the Union);
Bruno Bianco (General Attorney of the Union);
João Roma (Citizenship);
Damares Alves (Women, Family and Human Rights);
Joaquim Leite (Environment).
Ministers Onyx Lorenzoni (Labor and Social Security) and Braga Netto (Defense) registered only “internal orders” on the agenda. Anderson Torres (Justice and Public Security) had only one hour-long meeting during the day.
Mid-level government officials, such as the Special Secretary for Culture, Mário Frias, and the Secretary for Promotion and Incentive to Culture, André Porciuncula, also did not register official commitments on Wednesday. They were in the sound car with Bolsonaro on Avenida Paulista on Tuesday afternoon (7).
Financing of acts
Federal deputy Rui Falcão (PT-SP) and lawyer Marco Aurélio de Carvalho filed an application with the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) this Wednesday (8) to ask for an investigation into the alleged use of illicit resources – “public, private or foreign ” – in organizing the anti-democratic protests that supported President Jair Bolsonaro (non-party) on 7 September.
“From what has been seen in recent days, this militancy was stimulated by the use of financial resources from different sources, making it clear, with this, that large amounts of financial resources, often in cash, pass through the hands of the high chiefs of pocketbookism” , says the document.
The signatories point out that such values “are outside any official control or accounting and that they are even used to remunerate supporters and voters”.
The document mentions a video posted on the Youtube channel Meteor Brazil which shows scenes of distribution of shirts and R$ 100 bills inside a bus for participants of the Pocketnarista agenda on Tuesday (7) in the streets.
The group portrayed in the images is called “Jato de Pompeia and Mishimura”, as mentioned in the channel’s video.
The document filed by the PT members at the TSE cites the possible use of agribusiness resources, funds collected via pix and even cryptocurrency to finance the acts.
Information disclosed by Folha de São Paulo on this Wednesday (8), they register, for example, that among the supporters of the caravans that went to Brasília this week are agribusiness companies from the states of Goiás, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.
The newspaper caught the identification of the vehicles that gathered on the Esplanada dos Ministérios to transport the demonstrators.
The group harassed military police and press professionals, in addition to having reinforced the chorus for authoritarian agendas linked to the Pocketnarista mass, who took to the streets especially to attack the Legislative and Judiciary Powers.
A complaint made by the portal UOL last Sunday (5) showed that groups of supporters of the president use at least nine bank accounts to finance the acts in question.
Last Monday (6), a decision by Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), came to light, determining the Central Bank to block the accounts of the National Association of Soy Producers (Aprosoja) and the Association of Soy Producers Soybeans from Mato Grosso (Aprosoja-MT).
The decision met a request from the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), which pointed to the role of Antônio Galvan, current president of Aprosoja and former president of Aprosoja-MT, in financing the demonstrations scheduled for Tuesday even after he became investigated because of the acts.
The cost of the protests has been monitored by the PGR and the Federal Police.
Edition: Vivian Virissimo