Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) was stabbed on the abdomen on Thursday (6th) afternoon during a campaign event in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais. The far-right politician was rushed to a local hospital, underwent emergency surgery and is on intensive care.
Folha Internacional – Price of Diesel Goes Up and Truck Drivers Go on Strike in 17 Brazilian States. Committees ought to be set up in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate in order to discuss the price of fuel. A statement issued by the presidents of both chambers of Congress read that “the current level of [gas prices] has a negative impact on the daily lives of Brazilians”.
In a statement to Brazil’s Federal Police, police officer Abel de Queiroz said that he went to the office of lawyer José Yunes at least twice to deliver money between 2013 and 2015. Yunes is a close friend of President Michel Temer.
On Wednesday (the 4th) in a vote of 6 to 5, the Justices of the Federal Supreme Court denied a request for habeas corpus to former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in order to stay his imprisonment. The result against the PT Party leader had been expected ever since the 5th vote was cast by Justice Rosa Weber.
On the eve of the trial that will rule on the merits of former president Lula’s habeas corpus request, the floors of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) became a stage for rival petitions to be put forward, which, in turn, triggered demonstrations set to take place on Tuesday (the 3rd) and Wednesday (the 4th).
Folha de S.Paulo – At the end of September, during the internet event YouPix Con in São Paulo, from a panel entitled “Hey, Is TV Dead or Not?”, youtuber Felipe Neto, who has 16 million followers, was attacking Globo. NELSON DE SÁ from SÃO PAULO.