Members of the Homeless Workers Movement (MTST) held a protest this Thursday morning (30), in front of the mansion of senator Flávio Bolsonaro (Patriotra-RJ), son of president Jair Bolsonaro, in one of the noblest neighborhoods from Brasilia. The property, which has about 2.4 thousand square meters, was purchased at the beginning of the year for almost R$ 6 million.
“While the people are in line for the bone, the Bolsonaro family is squandering luxury with doubtful money,” said Guilherme Boulos, from the national coordination of the MTST, in a post on social networks.
With a net salary of around R$ 25,000 a month, Flávio Bolsonaro financed more than half of the property, with installments of around R$ 20,000 per month, which raises suspicions about possible illicit enrichment, since the parliamentarian’s income would be incompatible with the acquisition of a property of this size.
The Public Ministry of the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT) even opened a preliminary investigation, in April, to investigate possible irregularities in the granting of financing by the Bank of Brasília (BRB) for the purchase of Flávio’s mansion.
hunger and misery
In Brazil, there are almost 20 million people suffering from hunger, according to data from the National Survey on Food Insecurity in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Brazil, developed by the Brazilian Research Network on Food Sovereignty and Security (PENSSAN Network), released at the beginning of the year. Extreme poverty has almost tripled, from 4.5% of the population to 12.8%.
According to the survey, in the last three months of 2020, 19.1 million people were starving in Brazil and about 116 million people did not have full and permanent access to food.
In a scene that has become common in recent months, hundreds of people are seen daily in various cities across the country, forming lines to receive donations of bones discarded by butchers. The collection of food scraps by people living in extreme poverty and the increase in the homeless population are also easily noticeable, especially in large metropolises.
In a manifesto about today’s act, the MTST pointed out the contradiction of the President of the Republic’s family to multiply its assets in one of the worst moments in the country’s history, with thousands of lives lost by the pandemic and an unprecedented crisis.
“At a time when the country was going through the worst moment of the pandemic, his son, Flávio Bolsonaro, known as Zero Um, acquires this mansion, worth R$ 6 million, a value that is almost four times greater than his assets. declared in 2018. It’s no surprise that the only thing the Bolsonaro family did well in these decades of politics was to set up schemes and multiply their properties. hungry”.
The movement also recalls that the Bolsonaro government ended the Minha Casa Minha Vida popular housing program and vetoed a legal provision that prevented the eviction of poor families who had difficulty paying rent as a result of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. Unemployment in the country affects more than 14% of the economically active population, in a contingent of about 15 million people.
Inflation is also soaring in the country and closed at almost 10% in the last 12 months ending in August. Food has risen even further, almost 14% in this period, according to official estimates.
The high price crisis is so serious that, in just one month, the Central Bank raised the inflation estimate for the year 2021 from 5.8% to 8.5%, based on the Extended National Consumer Price Index ( IPCA).
According to a report by the agency, among the factors of the upward revision are the inflation observed recently higher than expected, the rise in the prices of commodities, basic products that work as raw materials, the exchange rate and the growth in expectations of financial market inflation indicated in the Focus Bulletin, weekly survey released by the Central Bank.
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Source: Federal District BdF
Edition: Flávia Quirino