Who are the creators of the “pro-democracy” letters

The manifesto in defense of democracy prepared by the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (Fiesp) and the letter headed by the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (USP) in defense of the Democratic State of Law intensified the political-electoral debate. Since last week, President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) has refuted the content of the letters and incorporated criticism of their articulators and signatories into his speeches. Candidate for reelection, Bolsonaro associates the manifestos with an alleged movement to favor former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), his main opponent at the polls. Institutions and articulators of the letters ensure that there is no electoral motivation. At Fiesp and at the USP Law School, the argument is that both manifestos were proposed with the sole purpose of supporting democracy, not criticizing Bolsonaro or supporting Lula or any other candidate.

Petrobras announced a reduction in the sale value of diesel to distributors. The average price will drop from R$5.61 to R$5.41 per litre. The reduction of R$ 0.20 takes effect from this Friday (5th) and corresponds to a drop of 3.56% in the value of a liter of this fuel. According to the company’s statement, Petrobras’ share of the consumer price will rise from R$5.05, on average, to R$4.87 for each liter sold at the pump. The company also informed that the “reduction follows the evolution of reference prices, which stabilized at a lower level for diesel, and is consistent with Petrobras’ pricing practice, which seeks to balance its prices with the global market, but without passing on to domestic prices the cyclical volatility of international quotations and the exchange rate”.

Residents of the city of Lucas do Rio Verde, in Mato Grosso, started a campaign to rename a municipal school named after the pedagogue Paulo Freire. The campaign questions Freire’s political preferences, a sympathizer of communist regimes like Cuba’s, and the fact that the author defends, among other things, the thesis that the family is an oppressive environment. The City Hall’s position, on the other hand, is that the name should not change, out of respect for the decisions of previous administrations and also because it considers Paulo Freire “one of the most notable thinkers in the history of world pedagogy”. The idea of ​​the organizers of the petition against the name “Paulo Freire” is to collect 2,500 signatures to present the proposal as a project of popular initiative. So far, about 2,000 people have signed the petition.

The government of Japan has disclosed that five ballistic missiles fired by China during military maneuvers landed in waters belonging to its exclusive economic zone.. The Japanese Defense Ministry reported that the artifacts fell within the archipelago area, prompting Japanese authorities to file a formal protest with the Beijing regime. China has begun maneuvers on the outskirts of Taiwan – which is about 160 kilometers from the southwestern tip of the Japanese archipelago – in response to the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives to the island.

THE JR Guzzo’s reviewwhich mocks the name of the book released by the STF ministers, called “Liberdades”.

And to finish a house built in steel frame, in Almirante Tamandaré, Paraná. The construction uses small steel columns in place of masonry beams. Alone, the owner took a year to finish the 109 m projecttwobut he guarantees that it is possible to do everything in 3 or 4 months.

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