President of Brazil vetoes cultural sector bill | information

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues his policy of budget cuts, this time he vetoed the so-called “Paulo Gustavo” bill, which granted approximately $822 million to states and municipalities to counter the Covid-19 pandemic in the cultural sector.


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Despite what is dictated by the current Brazilian president, the Congress can override the veto, information disclosed by the General Secretariat of the Presidency in the Official Journal of the Union.

This cancellation would take place if it were revoked by an absolute majority of the votes of the deputies and senators, i.e. 257 votes of the deputies and 41 votes of the senators, calculated separately.

The executive said “by creating the obligation for the federal government to transfer the resources of funds such as the National Culture Fund to the states, municipalities and the Federal District, the legislative proposal would weaken the rules of control, efficiency, management and transparency”.

Jair Bolsonaro’s position adds to the negative government management of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as to the context of food insecurity in Brazil.

According to the Inter-union Department of Statistics and Socio-economic Studies (Dieese), in March the value of all the foods that make up the basic basket increased in the 17 capitals surveyed.

High registers were identified in Rio de Janeiro (7.65%), Curitiba (7.46%), São Paulo (6.36%) and Campo Grande (5.51%). The smallest variation was recorded in Salvador (1.46%).

The law led by Senator Paulo Rocha is named after actor Paulo Gustavo, who died of complications from Covid-19, in May 2021, “becoming one of the icons of civil society’s fight against mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic by the Bolsonaro government.

The Paulo Gustavo Law, approved by the Senate on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, has been registered as Complementary Bill (PLC) 73/2021.

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