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Bolsonaro supporters take to the streets of Brazil to blame “satanic” congress for not approving reforms

Monday, May 27th 2019 - 06:03 UTC
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Thousands of supporters of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets across Brazil on Sunday in a protest seen as a gauge of the embattled leader's popularity only five months into his term. Read full article

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  • :o))

    AND WHAT-IF:
    https://twitter.com/Estadao/status/1132940505921327104

    May 27th, 2019 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    AND WHAT IF : Lula were to kick the bucket tomorrow, and Congress were to suddenly become honest ?

    May 30th, 2019 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @JB

    Lula kicking a bucket is OK. But Honest Politicians OMG! BR can go from best to worst! Don't you believe?

    May 31st, 2019 - 01:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @:o))
    Right, on both counts.

    May 31st, 2019 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    From ECONOMIST:

    Fuel to the FIRE:
    https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/05/30/jair-bolsonaro-will-not-defeat-crime-in-brazil-by-tolerating-militias?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/jairbolsonarowillnotdefeatcrimeinbrazilbytoleratingmilitiasfightingthugswiththugs

    May 31st, 2019 - 11:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Mafias run by rogue …#3
    To prosecutors’ consternation, the mayor’s office has sought to issue titles for irregularly occupied federal land. “It’s precisely this stamp of approval that the militias seek,” says Mr Araujo. Locals say that after several low-lying areas in São Bento were declared uninhabitable and 300 families were promised apartments in a government housing project, militia members distributed the flats among families from another area, and then extorted money.
    In 2016, when he was a federal congressman, the mayor of Duque de Caxias, Washington Reis, was fined by the supreme court for cutting down trees in a nature reserve in order to build an illegal housing development. He appears in Facebook photos with Chiquinho Grandão, a city councilman accused by prosecutors in 2010 of leading an extermination squad responsible for some 50 murders. Both deny militia connections. Mr Grandão laments the waste-dumping and land-grabbing in São Bento, but blames it on the mayor’s office. He says he has “never heard about militias” there. The mayor’s office argues that giving out titles deters illegal construction.
    Militias in Duque de Caxias have also been accused of stealing sand (for building work) and petrol from government pipelines. On April 26th a leak from an illegal tap left a nine-year-old girl with third-degree burns; she died in hospital. Militias in some places hold auctions where drug gangs bid for the right to sell their wares on militia turf. In Nova Iguaçu, a city that borders Duque de Caxias, militiamen recently started extorting money from taxi drivers. The drivers were already paying off drug dealers and corrupt cops. “So who do you report it to?” one driver asks.

    Jun 01st, 2019 - 12:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Terence Hill

    Combine mafias+militias+cartels+politicians & you have:
    = A Very Well Organized Crime Syndicate
    - In a City TODAY
    - In a Country TOMORROW
    https://f.i.uol.com.br/fotografia/2018/10/12/15393840055bc122c5e2220_1539384005_5x2_lg.jpg

    Jun 01st, 2019 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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