Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Brazil: Decree signed by Lula to cancel controversial Bolsonaro measures

The new president of brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da silva This Sunday, hours after being sworn in, the first steps to repeal controversial measures issued by former Pres. Jair bolsonaro On weapons and the environment.

The ruler, on the day of his inauguration, signed a total 13 decrees, most of which pave the way for a comprehensive review Of the many policies promoted by the previous government of the far right.

Regarding weapons, Lula suspended the issuance of new permits for the purchase and construction of shooting clubs ordered that a new registry be created of all weapons acquired by civilians in the past four years and that a working group be created in the government dedicated to defining a new disarmament policy.

In the environment section, set it reactivation of the so-called Amazon FundIt was set up with donations from Germany and Norway to contribute to the protection of the Amazon and was suspended by Bolsonaro’s decision in 2019. The fund currently has about $600 million, which the new government will defend and use in programs that are defined by the Ministry of the Environment.

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Lula also decided to revoke a decree issued by Bolsonaro in the last days of his term, according to which licenses were extended to exploit mineral resources in the Amazon region and even indigenous lands.

Another decision formally taken by Lula, which was one of his campaign promises, was to determine whether Bolsonaro would establish a series of Hundred-year-old mysteries on various issues of public administration Or even now on the personal matters of the former President and his family.

In the latter, Bolsonaro included everything related to his health in classified information that prevented the public from knowing whether he had in fact been vaccinated against Covid, as he has so far claimed. Is.

Another decree signed by Lula this Sunday also fulfilled one of his campaign promises and State companies Petrobras, Correos and Empresa Brasil de Comunicación were excluded from the privatization plan drawn up by the Bolsonaro government.

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