"Foi no governo do PT para frente. O Lula e o PT institucionalizaram a corrupção. Houve essa criação de núcleos, com divisão de tarefas entre os integrantes, em estados, ministérios, fundos de pensão, bancos, BNDES. O resultado é que hoje o Estado brasileiro está dominado por organizações criminosas. O modelo do PT foi reproduzido por outros partidos"
"Lula and PT institutionalized corruption. There was this creation of nuclei, with division of tasks among the members, in states, ministries, pension funds, banks, BNDES. The result is that today the Brazilian state is dominated by criminal organizations. The PT model was reproduced by other parties"
While PT certainly didn't create corruption in Brazil, it was brought to whole new levels during its government.
To anyone interested in why brazilians elected far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, it was mostly due to fear of PT returning to power. This was fear was greatly strengthened by the fact that PT has strong ties to Venezuela's current government (people were afraid that Brazil would become the next Venezuela). Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foro_de_S%C3%A3o_Paulo
While there were better alternatives, Jair Bolsonaro was the only candidate that stood a chance of winning, so most of his votes were anti-PT instead of pro-Bolsonaro.
Joesley would seem to be very interested in blaming the PT in his statements: in addition to getting out of jail, he would help pull a leftist party out of power. From January 2nd to August 2019, the value of JBS shares almost tripled, breaking consecutive records. Coincidence?
And in the last presidential elections, the favorite in the polls was Lula, unbeatably. He was soon convicted without substantial evidence, based only on testimony from people who had personal interests in the conviction. The lawsuit had a trial in record time. The judge who convicted Lula was named Jair Bolsonaro's Minister of Justice.
Chats and voice messages began to leak shortly thereafter, initially through reporter Gleen Greenwald. Conversations between Judge Moro and the prosecutors, showing their partiality, collaboration and mutual interest in the conviction of Lula.
It seems very difficult to believe that it is PT's fault. And looking at the history of JBS stock value, it seems to me that JBS's meteoric growth is happening during the Bolsonaro government, and at the expense of the Amazon rainforest.
Most of the anti-PT sentiment was fueled by the media, which wanted a right-wing government back. It spectacularly backfired since Bolsonaro is anti-media.
Brazil has a a more diverse economy. Even though PT left Brazil in economic crisis, it surely wouldn't fall as much is Venezuela (which had an oil dependent economy when oil prices dropped dramatically).
I'm merely explaining the sentiment that took over the country and resulted in Bolsonaro being elected.
> Most of the anti-PT sentiment was fueled by the media, which wanted a right-wing government back
It seems to me that mainstream media was constantly attacking Bolsonaro during the election, so may I ask what is your evidence for claiming media wanted a far-right government?
> t seems to me that mainstream media was constantly attacking Bolsonaro during the election, so may I ask what is your evidence for claiming media wanted a far-right government?
It wanted a right-wing, not far-right.
You would just need to read what the media published at the time. There was non-stop attacks on the PT government and talking about the "crisis" which wasn't nowhere as bad as they painted. This distorted people's view of the economic situation, which fueled the anti-PT sentiment: https://www.redebrasilatual.com.br/economia/2015/06/pesquisa...
See also how the media kept talking about the crisis even when talking about stuff going well:
Also, you only need to study a bit of Brazil history to understand that Brazilian media has always been right-wing.
The fact that the media attacked Bolsonaro does not contradict this fact. When you have someone who does so many stupid things you can't help reporting them.
The meat industry is a true mafia in Brazil, and in the US they also have huge power. If we have a look at Brasil exports, meat still plays an essential role, as scrolling down, all the squares the same color as poultry meat are also animal products - https://oec.world/en/profile/country/bra/#targetText=The%20t....
If you click on those, most of the meat is getting exported to China, Russia (pork meat), the middle east and Japan in general, it's like the EU and the US and Canada almost don't buy it from Brazil.
It’s amazing how much power these agricultural companies have in government. It’s a big problem here in Canada with dairy production and the US with corn, both of which happen to be tied to key political battlegrounds.
You rarely hear about them like you do big banks and recently big tech, probably because they have bipartisan support in the high upper tiers.
It’s a very dangerous thing politically to stand up against, even if it’s heavily counter to representative interests outside of a few farming communities living off the fat of government protectionism. Which they claim they couldn’t exist without and we benefit because something something “local Canadian jobs” despite heavy automation, massive consolidation to a few mega companies, higher consumer prices, or worse far higher bad ingredients in food because it’s artificially cheap (see corn syrup in everything). I see plenty of regular people in comment sections and Twitter buying into this idea probably with some paid shills from their industry organizations.
Want to watch a good movie that probably portrays well the current president and his sons’s connections to the militia in Rio try “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within”.
(I never liked "Perceptions" in the title, it suggests that a country may have a better score if the population cares less about corruption than other countries).
Because it affects only business, things like the corruption scandal accounted on the article are not accounted.
we have as much corruption as you, its just our politicians have learnt how to hide it.
That's bullshit. There is corruption in Western countries too, but not at the same level: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_Perceptions_Index
If you cannot somehow show that Brazil, Russia, the UK and Denmark have the same level of corruption, I call your argument bullshit.
Worth a look: https://reporterbrasil.org.br/2016/09/electroshocks-punching...
But they cut back. More oil drilling, fewer cattle.
I haven't checked their beef products, but the Swift premium brand of pork is pretty common and carried at Costco, for example.