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Foggy burial for Bolsonaro's promises of a transparency era

Friday, January 25th 2019 - 09:51 UTC
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Brazil's new far-right government on Thursday gave hundreds more public servants the power to keep official records from the public for decades by labeling them “secret” and “ultra-secret.” Vice President Hamilton Mourao, standing in while President Jair Bolsonaro was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, signed the decree expanding exceptions within the 2011 transparency law. Read full article


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  • DemonTree

    Is ANYONE surprised?

    Jan 25th, 2019 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse +1
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    REF: Is ANYONE surprised?

    Why should anyone be?

    Weren't they wanting him to be anything BUT “transparent”? And pl. note that he has not even begun:

    Jan 25th, 2019 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Patrick Edgar

    A world community of fairness is on the horizon!
    And the era of power pigs will end.
    While the last glorious crumbling and booming sound of victory,
    will be the collapse of “The City”, and all their wretched secrets of hoarding loaf and greed will evaporate into a soothing cloud of mist, that will grace the world with our first day of peace.

    Jan 25th, 2019 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I need some of what he's smoking...

    Jan 25th, 2019 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
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    ME TOO:

    Jan 25th, 2019 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • bushpilot

    “the government gave more than 1,000 public servants greater discretion in shielding government activities”

    These 1,000 bureaucrats will use this authority at every turn. They will think, “unpublished is better, better safe than sorry” and they will redact even how many cups of coffee they drank today.

    No one will know they abused this authority for 15 to 25 years. This too will encourage these 1,000 civil servants to exercise this authority to hide their performance at every turn. They'll be gone by that time.

    When the 15 to 25 years is up, their will be mountains of material to go through to find the abuses of this authority.

    They will fall back on this authority for any major gaff and most of the small gaffs too.

    Government needs to be corrected in a timely manner. Correcting a behaviour after it has been hidden for 15 years is hardly possible. This hurts Brazilian society, and civilization.

    It doesn't help any cleaning up of government corruption either, it aids corruption.

    Jan 25th, 2019 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    REF: “It doesn't help any cleaning up of government corruption either, it aids corruption”


    Whoever wants to clean-up - SERIOUSLY; first and foremost needs to permanently & effectively terminate the Immunities+Privileges+Benefits which in other words are the Protection+Incentives to the corrupt, are excessively absurd and in fact; encourages corruption:

    Financial Times:
    “New president says accusations against his son are unfounded”:

    Jan 25th, 2019 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    And that is just the beginning!

    By following on the US steps, Brazil is bound to hit rock bottom before -- perhaps -- beginning to raise again.

    Jan 26th, 2019 - 12:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Enrique Massot

    REF: “And that is just the beginning!”:

    I'm sorry to inform you that The REAL Beginning was a long - LONG - time ago!$p$f$w=9337909

    Jan 26th, 2019 - 07:07 am - Link - Report abuse +1

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