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Protest against fuel prices and higher emergency aid

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Brasil de Fato – The Frente Povo Sem Medo, the Anti-fascist Deliverers group and application drivers made protest blocks this Tuesday morning (23) at Marginal Tietê, which cuts through the capital of São Paulo, and on Avenida João Dias, in the south zone from Sao Paulo. The protest started around 7 am. The flow of vehicles on both lanes has already been restored. Protesters set fire to tires on the track to protest the increase in fuel prices and demand emergency aid of R $ 600 until the end of the pandemic. They also called for the departure of President Jair Bolsonaro.

The protest is part of the preparation for the National Mobilization Day, convened for Wednesday (24) by the People Without Fear Front and the Popular Brazil Front. The fronts initiative also demands the urgent adoption of a 15-day national lockdown and the vaccination of the entire population.

There were six readjustments in fuel prices in 2021. The increase is due to Petrobras’ pricing policy, which prioritizes the profit of foreign shareholders to the detriment of Brazilian consumers. Delivery drivers and application drivers need to bear the increases themselves and see their earnings decrease each month. The note released by the organizers states that the emergency aid proposed by Bolsonaro has negligible value and “does not cover 1/3 of the value of the basic basket.”

Brazil is experiencing its worst moment in the pandemic and is approaching the mark of 300 thousand deaths. Just over 5% of the population has been vaccinated, and Bolsonaro insists on a discourse contrary to norms of social isolation.

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Argentine President contaminated by covid-19 and fulfills isolation

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São Paulo – The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, informed on social media that he tested positive for covid-19, after showing symptoms of the disease. He said he is in isolation and has warned people with whom he has had contact in the past 48 hours. And he also reported that he had 37.3ºC of fever, in addition to feeling a slight headache.

The announcement was made this Saturday (3), the day after Fernández turned 62. “For everyone’s information, I am physically well and, although I wanted to end my birthday without this news, I am also in a good mood,” said the president.

He received the first dose of the vaccine (Sputnik) in January. The second, the following month. “I’m fine, I don’t have any symptoms. Only this fever from yesterday that I reported ”, he declared to the newspaper Clarín. “It is a very complicated virus, and the demonstration is that I got infected, even though I was vaccinated with both doses and with extreme care,” he added.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who received the second dose of the vaccine today, sent a message of support to “Daqui do Brasil I send good energy, hoping for its prompt recovery. May soon overcome this disease to continue caring for the Argentine people. Hugs, mate! ”He wrote.

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