Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro faces the largest crisis of his administration.
CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup May 19, 2019
On the one hand the economy is ill.
In 2019 first quarter GDP decreased 0.1% and unemployment jumped from 11.7% to 12.7% totaling 13.3 million of workers although the real figures are around the double.
On the other hand, a judge allowed Public Prosecutors to check all banking transactions for 10 years of Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, the President’s older son, and 94 of his associates.
Public Prosecutors believe that there is a lot of evidence of illegal operations.
Above all, the main development was the 2-million national day of action in 200 cities across the country to oppose Bolsonaro’s backlash on public education.
Hundreds of thousands brought Sao Paulo’s main avenue to a 4-hour halt.
Other metropolises like Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Fortaleza followed suit.
These demonstrations may create momentum for the June 14 General Strike against the Social Security Reform.
Big capitalists and mainstream media demand Bolsonaro to carry out the social security reform.
The working classes oppose the social security reform.
Instead they want jobs, wages, better public services, affordable housing and land reform.
There is no possible compromise.
The next battle will be on June 14 when labor federations called a general strike against the social security reform.