Brazil. / 08.07.2021 20:44:42
The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, this morning refused to respond to the complaints investigated by the Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CPI) about alleged irregularities in the negotiation of vaccines anticovid by his government, to which the Brazilian president replied: “I shit at the ICC“
“Do you know what my answer is? I shit, I shit at the ICC. I’m not going to answer anything “, Bolsonaro said during its weekly broadcast on social networks; This is because a reference was made to an order from the CPI for what Bolsonaro responds to complaints about an attempt to buy at high prices the vaccine against covid-19 of Indian origin: Covaxin.
“I am not going to respond to that type of people in any hypothesis, they are not concerned with the truth and are concerned with wearing down the government“said Bolsonaro.
“After 13 days (of complaints), Your Excellency did not issue any manifestation categorically departingcto, punctual and enlightening, of the serious affirmations attributed to his excellence “, point out senators Omar Aziz, president of the ICC, Randolfe Rodrigues, vice president of the ICC, and Renan Calheiros, writer of the aforementioned letter.
Weeks ago, an official from the Ministry of Health told the ICC that in March, Bolsonaro had been warned about various irregularities in the purchase contract for the Covaxin vaccine, including a much higher price than any vaccine previously acquired by Brazil.
According to the commission’s investigations, Bolsonaro apparently would not have communicated the complaints to the police and that suspicion of omission led to the opening of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office to determine if the president committed a crime of prevarication (crime where an authority gives an arbitrary resolution, which may be unfair or against the law).
The ICC seeks to determine whether the government made omissions in its handling of the covid-19 pandemic, The same that has more than 530 thousand deaths in Brazil, being the second country with the most deaths in absolute terms after the United States.
Yesterday, the senator Omar aziz ordered the arrest of a former director of the Ministry of Health after testifying before the ICC, because you are suspected of perjury (falsely swearing).
Complaints about the negotiation of vaccines criticism against the president for his management of the pandemic increased and pressure on the government increased, because last weekend there was a third great day of street protests demanding the removal of Bolsonaro.