Rural political system is the subject of a cycle of debates in São Paulo

9/30/2012

Rural political system is the subject of a cycle of debates in São Paulo

By press-IDS

Last Thursday, 27, was inaugurated the series of lectures on the book Earth party of Alcaeus Luis Castillo, in the Pack, in São Paulo, organized by Brazil’s movement by forests. The scenario that served as a backdrop for the debate could not be more propitious: on the eve of the event, was approved in Congress the forest code, which worsens the legislation on the protection of natural resources and encourages deforestation. To talk about the processing of the code and on the historical formation of the countertop Bazileu Margarido ruralist, Democracy and sustainability Institute, was invited to, alongside the author of the book, participate in the first round. There are six other meetings foreseen oriented according to the chapters of the book: land, politics, environment, money and the excluded.

In his speech, Bazileu explains the political-economic landscape that has brought us to the current scenario: “while it was not put into practice in all its senses, the forest code not generated large uncomfortable. However, when the principles of the Constitution of 1988 on protection and preservation of the environment began to be made feasible the mood began to change. The dispute around the Forestry Code started with editing, in Government FHC, provisional measure that increased from 50% to 80% the legal reserve in the Amazon. Continued with the approval of the law of Environmental Crimes, but was on the implementation of the plan for the prevention and control of deforestation in the Amazon that the articulation of the agribusiness representatives in the House to change the forest code intensified. In addition, the increased export of primary products such as soybeans, sugar cane and grain came to represent 60% of Brazilian exports expressive and strengthened the sector “.

The Portuguese bench seen today in Congress with representation and power is something recent, according Bazileu. In the last ten years this group has capacity for action and interference in Congress, primarily through the election of candidates who had their campaigns financed by private companies linked to agribusiness. Another factor was the approach the parliamentarians who do not work directly with the core of the rural Caucus and stopped bothering with the title ´ ´ Brasil, since this has been accompanied by a political and economic prestige it lacked before.

Alceu Chakravarty brings in his book details about donations made to political campaigns, elected in 2008 and 2010 for the Executive and the legislature. One of them held by refrigerator JBS Friboi awarded $ 40 million to 42 deputies, and 41 of them voted then in favour of the report by Aldo Rebelo by modification of the forest code. And another r $ 10 million were donated to the campaign of President Dilma Rousseff, who now has in its hands the power to approve or veto the code.

Filled with numbers and detailed information, crossings made by Alceu Chakravarty through research in more than 13 thousand declarations of assets, the Earth Party book corroborates the Bazileu lines and both pointed out the real dispute that is just starting in Brazil: the revision of the constitutional provision that defines the social function of the Earth. And beyond, as this dispute is just starting with the forests, then will undergo conservation Units of indigenous lands and Maroon and there forth.

http://www.idsbrasil.net/blog/sistema-politico-ruralista-e-tema-de-ciclo-de-debates-em-sao-paulo

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