Author Archives: Beatrice A Costa

About Beatrice A Costa

I have an interest in politics and current events that are taking place in Brazil. Mailing address: Rua Rio Grande do Sul 439, São José dos Pinhais, Paraná 83030-350 Phone number: (41) 3805-4108 Email: beatrice@urgence.tv

Three ministers resume deputy mandate to vote on reform

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The Minister of the House, Onyx Lorenzoni, will temporarily resume his term as federal deputy from Tuesday as he “makes a point” to cast his vote in favor of pension reform in the House. Onyx is considered to be the government’s main advocate for reform with Congress and must also closely follow the voting process. Two other ministers, Tereza Cristina… Read more »

FAB fighters intercept a plane carrying 500kg of cocaine in Roraima

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Two FAB (Brazilian Air Force) fighters intercepted on Saturday a plane carrying 500kg of cocaine in Caracaraí, a city 130 km from Boa Vista, Roraima. According to the FAB, the aircraft, a Cessna C206 with PT-JSN prefix, was intercepted and instructed to land at Boa Vista airport, but the pilot refused to follow the instructions and made an unauthorized forced… Read more »

‘Deforestation rates in the Amazon are manipulated,’ says Minister Augusto Heleno

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GSI’s Chief Minister of Institutional Security, Reserve General Augusto Heleno, said deforestation rates in the Amazon were “manipulated” when asked about the growing international concern over the environmental policy of Jair Bolsonaro’s government. “The Amazon is Brazilian and we have to take care of it. These deforestation rates are manipulated. If you add the percentages that you have announced to… Read more »

Brazil extracts about 2 grams of gold per inhabitant in 5 years

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Brazil is historically a major gold producer. In the last five years, 406 tons of precious metal have been mined, according to data from the National Mining Agency (ANM) raised at the request of the R7. It means that the country produces, on average, 81.2 tons per year. The amount is equivalent for each of Brazil’s 209 million inhabitants to… Read more »

Commission withdraws Dilma’s pension application review

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The Amnesty Commission of the federal government removed from the agenda of its meeting on Wednesday the analysis of the process in which former President Dilma Rousseff (PT) seeks compensation for political persecution during the military dictatorship. At the opening of the session scheduled for 9:30 am, rapporteur Any Avila Assumption stated that she would need more time for consideration… Read more »

Ministry of Agriculture announces $225 million Harvest Plan

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The Ministry of Agriculture announced on Tuesday (18) that the 2019/20 Harvest Plan will have $225.59 billion in resources for business and family farming. The figure points to stability in the total earmarked for funding compared to last season, at a time when the government faces a fiscal tightening. The volume of funds includes R $222.74 billion for rural credit,… Read more »

Reform should generate savings of about $ 915 billion in 10 years

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The Social Security reform reporter in the House Special Committee, Samuel Moreira (PSDB-SP), said on Thursday that the economy in 10 years with his opinion will be about $915 billion, but that the number is not closed yet. The government’s goal is that the reform will save about 1 trillion reais. Moreira will present his opinion at a special committee… Read more »

Convicted of illegal gun possession, a farmer quotes Bolsonaro in defense

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At about 9:10 pm on February 10, two military police officers entered the home of farmer Shigueo Shimura, in the city of Lutetia, 492 km from the capital. Shortly before, Shimura had fired to the ground with a 38-caliber Special Amadeo Rossi shotgun. The noise caught the attention of neighbors, who called the police believing that something serious could have… Read more »

Three million Caixa customers will be able to pay discounted debts

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About 3 million Caixa Econômica Federal customers will be able to settle overdue debts over 360 days, with discounts ranging from 40% to 90%. The discount varies according to the type of credit contracted and the delay time. The regularization campaign launched on Tuesday by Caixa is for cash payment only and does not involve real estate credit. Customers’ debts… Read more »