Brazil President Wants Oil Money to Fight Poverty and Improve Education

    Lula and Gabrielli

    Lula and Gabrielli Brazil's President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, used event in Vitória, capital of the Brazilian southeastern state of EspÀ­rito Santo, to mark the beginning of production of oil in the pre-salt layer and to defend the use of future Brazilian oil industry revenues to develop other sectors of the economy.

    "We must make use of the opportunity to industrialize the country, to spread possibilities," he said.

    In this respect, he pointed out that Petrobras is going to need at least 200 ships and 80 exploration probes over the next 10 years, at the cost of US$ 700 million each, and that the company must decide to produce them in Brazil, generating technology and income.

    According to Lula, the company could even pay less for vessels made abroad, but it is necessary to think about the contribution the company could make for the domestic industry.

    He also pointed out that the Brazilian pre-salt oil, especially that of the great reserves discovered in Santos Basin, should be refined in Brazil and exported in the form of high-quality oil products, adding value to Brazilian produce. The president pointed out that oil revenues must be used to fight poverty and "to pay the debt with Brazilian education, so ignored in the last century."

    In the same lines, chief of staff Dilma Roussef added that "oil is what we can do with it," including the development of the industries that produce naval and oil exploration, production and refining equipment.

    Lula and his ministers said that the concern of the country should be use of pre-salt revenues to guarantee distribution of riches and the future of new generations. "The challenge of a ruler is to complete his term leaving a legacy of collective improvement in people's quality of life," said the president of Brazil. "The large must continue winning and the small must make use of the opportunity to climb one or two rungs in the social ladder," he said.

    The government of Brazil has established an inter-ministerial committee to decide on the legal format for exploration of the pre-salt oil in Santos Basin. The committee should present its report by the end of the month. In Jubarte field, in Campos Basin, where production began yesterday, the rights already belong to Petrobras.

    The president did not hold back on praising his term in office, saying that in over 500 years of history of Brazil he doubts that "anyone had the opportunity to live what we are living today." Lula pointed out economic stability, control of the foreign debt, perspectives for long-term growth, forecasted investment in the public and private sectors in coming years, the "privilege" of partnerships and good relations with the 27 state governors, which, according to him, did not take place with his predecessors.

    He pointed out that if the mortgage crisis in the United States had taken place 10 years ago, "Brazil would have gone broke," but that the solidity of the economy has made the country live the storm without greater consequences. Lula also pointed out that public and private investment in different sectors in Brazil by 2012 should total 1.2 trillion Brazilian reais (US$ 843 billion), and 2 trillion reais (US$ 1.2 trillion) by 2017.

    In a good mood, Lula made several jokes during his address. Regarding the great depth of the pre-salt reserves – in Tupi they are at around 6,000 meters depth and in Jubarte, at around 4,500 meters – he said that "we are going so deep that soon Petrobras will bring a Japanese citizen back on the drill and cause an international incident." He added that he has been so lucky during his term in office that he believes that "God came by and decided to stay."

    On commenting the meeting he had with Petrobras president José Sérgio Gabrielli, and with the company's exploration and production director, Guilherme Estrella, when he was informed of the potential of the Tupi field (reserves of 5 billion to 8 billion barrels), he said that up to that moment "the only salt I knew was the one used in my food." "Is it because of the pre-salt that sea water is salty? I thought it was because of people peeing in the seawater on weekends," he joked.

    Jokes aside, Lula said that the first well in Tupi field should be producing oil on a large scale in one year's time. "Sovereignty will be even greater for those who come after us," he said. Jubarte field has a production capacity of 18,000 barrels a day.

    He greatly praised Petrobras and guaranteed that the company should continue playing a fundamental part in exploration of the pre-salt layer, despite the new legal model being different to that applied to the areas above the salt layer. "We only have one mother, and Petrobras is the mother of Brazilian industrialization," he said. "The president at Petrobras should be chosen by direct vote, and he should then select the president of Brazil," he joked.

    Other participants in the ceremony, like ministers Dilma and Edson Lobão (Mines and Energy), the governor of Espí­rito Santo, Paulo Hartung, and the president at Petrobras, referred to the start of production in the pre-salt layer on the coast of the state as a historic moment for the country. The idea is for the well located in Jubarte to serve as a school for the development of grater reserves located further south, in Santos Basin.

    Hartung said that the regulatory agency, which has been in operation for 10 years and ended Petrobras' monopoly in the sector, opening the sector to foreign companies and guaranteeing the payment of royalties to states, was revolutionary, having expanded participation of the oil industry in the country's GDP from 3% to 10%.

    He, however, defended changes in regulations regarding the new discoveries so that Brazilians as a whole may be benefited, not just some states. The governor also defended a formula to expand participation of the Union in oil, the strengthening of Petrobras and also a way for producer states to be benefited with new refineries.

    Dilma recalled author Monteiro Lobato, a defender of nationalization of oil in the first half of the 1920s, mentioning book "O Poço do Visconde" (The Viscount's Well), one of the episodes of series "Sí­tio do Pica-Pau Amarelo" (Yellow Woodpecker Ranch), where "Ms Benta tells Emí­lia: ‘Pinch me, pinch me, this is a dream', when she sees oil gushing behind the chicken run. "We have returned to the Ranch. It was Brazil and Petrobras found oil behind the chicken run," she said.

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    • dnbaiacu

      Augustus.
      [quote][Excessive Optimism // Overlooked Misery // Ridiculous Presidential Statements/quote]

      I enjoyed that Augustus. Good job! You should write an article.

    • AUGUSTUS

      DOUBLE DOT – the Concealed Cyper-Spy or a manifestation of Techno-Guardian Angel?
      Surprise Surprise Surprise…!!!
      Double Dot re-emerges temporarily to astonish and intrigue those possessing curious minds…
      As with most answers to complex questions, Double Dot’s behavior consistently provide additional questions embedded in mystery…
      In essence I am intrigued with the underlying reasons warranting the privilege (perhaps even the “honor”) of meriting so intense (now concealed) scrutiny… 😮

      The more I reflect upon this bizarre phenomenon, the greater becomes the ambiguity! Either I have become the subject of our dear obscure friendÀ¢€™s research (already previously alleged elsewhere) or somehow Jupiter & Minerva decided to honor me with a Cyber Guardian (such as the mythical Angels of DnbÀ¢€™s scriptures), to À¢€œwatch over meÀ¢€ÂÀ¢€¦

      Unfortunately I lack a similar À¢€œcustodianÀ¢€Â in the Real World to prevent my À¢€œbesteirasÀ¢€Â (paraphrasing the Angel himself) in the tangible UniverseÀ¢€¦
      Likewise, I shall never uncover, regrettably, what kind of Study / Research behind Double-DotÀ¢€™s election to follow my tracks in this blogÀ¢€¦

    • Double-Dot

      Augustus
      [quote](such as our old friend Double Dot, who also vanished À¢€“ and whose À¢€œcyber companyÀ¢€Â is actually missed) [/quote]

      I am so pleased that you are missing my cyber company, Milord. Let me assure you that I am keeping a close watch on you, to prevent you from committing further “Besteiras” 😀 😉

      [quote]I suppose this is an aspect we should consider inherent to À¢€œmodern cyber-socializationÀ¢€Â [/quote]

      The “modern” Cyber Socialization is nothing but a modernized version of “Pen Friends”. Wouldn’t you agree with me, Milord.

      Talking about vanished friends, do you think that “Four-Dots” was devoured by his pet polar bear?

    • AUGUSTUS

      Interesting … Thanks Joao
      Hopefully I will succeed in my attempt to convey to “moody” that I am most certainly not the individual he thought I was attempting to impersonate…
      Taking into account (for all it may be worth) that I am truly not particularly fond of the practice of utilizing multiple anonymous À¢€œpersonasÀ¢€Â in the Cyber World À¢€“ although I can understand and will not judge those who elect to pursue this approach (such as our old friend Double Dot, who also vanished À¢€“ and whose À¢€œcyber companyÀ¢€Â is actually missed)

      I suppose this is an aspect we should consider inherent to À¢€œmodern cyber-socializationÀ¢€Â (typical at any website/blog). Yet, this new phenomenon sprung out as a wild version of À¢€œRegular life” À¢€“ it just acquired even more dramatic and transitory characteristics… Yet, just as in the Real World of Tangible Friends and Associates, in the cyber communities of this cruel century people still À¢€œcome and goÀ¢€Â, in and out of oneÀ¢€™s life, leaving behind a multitude of impressions: some are positive, others provide disagreeable effects, but they are all worthwhile, significant experiences which enrich our daily existenceÀ¢€¦ Particularly when one reflect upon the very few À¢€œspecial onesÀ¢€Â, those which contribute meaning and/or knowledge to our daily lives, acquiring sublime qualities that constitute À¢€œthe stuff of dream and legendÀ¢€Â … We should all strive to cherish those rare instances of clarity, wisdom and enlightenment, for they are capable of providing ephemerons semblance of what one may consider À¢€œhappinessÀ¢€ÂÀ¢€¦
      🙁 😥 🙁 😥

    • João da Silva

      Augustus
      [quote]As I am not familiar with the blogger moody, perhaps you are in a position to shed some light in what this individual attempted to express…
      Specifically I make referrence to his entry mentioning my name, suggest that I was “once present professor”… Actually the entire statement is mysterious…
      Would you have any ideas? [/quote]

      I am not familiar with Mr.Moody either. BUT BUT, there was a very witty American blogger (located in Pauleicia) with the screen name “Professor” who suddenly went MIA last year. Nobody knows what happened to him. I think that Senhor.Moody was referring to that gentleman who was very friendly, hilarious and informative.

      May be, “Professor” is blogging under a new name to test if he is allowed to come back. 😀

    • AUGUSTUS

      JOAO – puzzled
      As I am not familiar with the blogger moody, perhaps you are in a position to shed some light in what this individual attempted to express…
      Specifically I make referrence to his entry mentioning my name, suggest that I was “once present professor”… Actually the entire statement is mysterious…
      Would you have any ideas?

    • João da Silva

      [quote]” I thought Brazil was a democracy not RULED but governed. [/quote]

      Unfortunately you are wrong. We have one chief RULER ably aided by 4000 ASSISTANT Rulers!

    • moody et al

      guarantee distribution of riches and the future of new generations. “The challenge of a ruler is to complete his term leaving a legacy of collective improvement in people’s quality of life,” said the president of Brazil.

      “the challenge of a RULER. . .” I thought Brazil was a democracy not RULED but governed.

      rulÀ‚·er
      Pronunciation: À‹ˆrÀƒ¼-lÀ‰™r
      Function: noun
      Date: 14th century
      1: one that rules; specifically : sovereign, monarch.

    • João da Silva

      [quote]Odd how Augustus and the once present Professor are so similar in the kindness of their erudition and the perspicacity of their perception.[/quote]

      What happened to the “once present Professor” ? If I discover that you are impersonating the good Professor, I will go up to SP and strangle you personally. No idle threat. 😉

    • moody et al

      Odd how Augustus and the once present Professor are so similar in the kindness of their erudition and the perspicacity of their perception.

    • moody et al

      There is an old business axiom, that if it is not broke dont fix it. Petrobras was just doing fine until Lula began scaring away every foreign investory by his socialist political rant.

    • João da Silva

      Augustus
      [quote]JOAO – Various quotes found about “MINCE WORDS” [/quote]

      Thanks for the painstaking research you did, old chap. I think Okami-san used the expression correctly when he said:

      [quote]Well, I’m not one to mince words. I just state the facts.[/quote]

      That was what I MEANT, when I complemented you. 😀

      [quote](or other Bloggers) think? [/quote]

      I dont think there will be any objection from other bloggers about our interpretation of this expression. Our fellow bloggers dont “mince words” either. 😉

    • AUGUSTUS

      JOAO – Various quotes found about “MINCE WORDS”
      JOAO, I suppose we can both learn from the following, quotes. Based on the sample found I think the expression À¢€œmince wordsÀ¢€Â is likely to have the opposite connotation you expected, it À¢€œlooks likeÀ¢€Â it is intended to mean À¢€œto distort or to manipulateÀ¢€Â the meaning of the wordsÀ¢€¦ What do you (or other Bloggers) think?

      Michael Savage … t! What do you want me to do, mince words with you? I’m not going to mince words. We’re too far gone in this country. … p the mask off of it for you today because if you think I’m going to mince words, you are mistaken. It comes from situations like this- when you have a Ne …

      Phil Collins * I can’t remember those words (Lyrics) even when we were on tour[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z52LbKRj … * They’re rude and not as talented as they think they are. I won’t mince words

      Robert Byrd * I won’t mince words – I am profoundly worried that the President may have a hidden agenda for …

      AndrÀƒ© Breton * Let us not mince words.. the marvelous is always beautiful, anything marvelous is beautiful, in f …

      À…Œkami * Well, I’m not one to mince words. I just state the facts.

      Alan Moore * ”’In fact, let us not mince wordsÀ¢€¦ the management is terrible! WeÀ¢€™ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, … …

      The Rock (entertainer) … th and have a damn baby? The Rock can see it now. Little Booker Mac. First words out of his mouth: ”(high-pitched voice)” “Can you dig it, sucka?” (perf … … ot something important I want to get off my chest… I don’t want to mince words, but I’m going to come right out and say it.”

    • AUGUSTUS

      DNB // US OBSERVER
      Dnb
      Thanks – You are too kind! Yet, I do not think “they” would ever consider accepting any of my entries/articles… Actually, I would not even know to whom I should submit them, should I ever have the presumption do take the initiative (LOL). Moreover, based upon what I’ve read here so far, Brazzil.Mag only appears to officially post editorials containing positive information about Brazil; in addition, I am not famous in any particular fieldÀ¢€¦ Yet, I appreciate your encouraging remarks…

      US Observer
      As implied by Joao, I suspect the geologists/petro engineers are either “afraid” to lose their “good” jobs (alternatively they may fear being overlooked/bypassed for promotions and bonuses) OR they may actually raise their concerns Petrobras, but the company may have the means of preventing such views/opinions from being released / published / broadcast. Either way, such “attitude” is one of the many factors which Brazil MUST address before it can ever dream of being “equated”/ considered among the more developed societies on the surface of this planet… True development, does not consist of simply technical / technological advance along with financial improvements of one’s balance sheet. Rather, one must ALSO demonstrate (by actual deeds) that oneÀ¢€™s society and/or government along with its main corporations operate as openly as possible, without fearing the consequences for speaking the truth…. In this connection, for illustrating purposes, if we compare China with Costa Rica, one can find unexpected distinctions on top of the obvious signsÀ¢€¦ The PeopleÀ¢€™s Republic of China, despite all of its recent amazing gains/advances, could hardly be considered a fully developed country in light of the reign of total fear & control under which its citizens operate, whereas the INFINITELY poorer Costa Rica, which has committed itself to preserve its ecology, by smartly utilizing ecologically friendly methods to exploit (and not destroy) its rich rain forests (despite the obvious financial drawbacks). In addition, because of Costa RicaÀ¢€™s relative freedom enjoyed by its citizens, might be considered À¢€“ in many levels – among the most civilized countries on Earth – along with Norway, Denmark, and Sweden…

    • João da Silva

      [quote]Why are the geologists/petro engineers being muzzled within the company? Do they believe the field holds anywhere from 33 to 55 to over 80 billion barrels of oil? How much can be feasibily extracted? What are their opinions? Will they lose their jobs if they speak the truth?[/quote]

      Valid questions. You know the answers too!

    • observer

      I agree with Augutus that the politicians are planning to spend the money even before it is generated and instilling an idea that oil will be the catalyst to speed up development and cure the social problems. Why are the geologists/petro engineers being muzzled within the company? Do they believe the field holds anywhere from 33 to 55 to over 80 billion barrels of oil? How much can be feasibily extracted? What are their opinions? Will they lose their jobs if they speak the truth?

    • João da Silva

      Augustus
      Since I donÀ‚´t get to practice my English quite often especially with distinguished scholars like you, sometimes I tend to misuse words and expressions.If my memory still serves me, “to not mince words” means to say that one is objective and to the point using a few words.The title of your comment “Excessive Optimism // Overlooked Misery // Ridiculous Presidential Statements” reminded me of this expression. May be I am wrong and only you or our other fellow scholarly bloggers can clarify this point.

      As for your suggestion:

      [quote]On the other hand, although the idea could scarcely be viewed as any source of enjoyment, perhaps it could be suggested by your noble self to some talented, well intended Northeastern Brazilian writer you may stumble upon while À¢€œbrowsingÀ¢€Â the known hyper universe, so that someone could À¢€œtell their stories and their plightÀ¢€Â (as the tears reach the keyboard)À¢€¦[/quote]

      One writer that quickly comes to my mind is our ex-President and current Senator from Amapa, Dr.JosÀƒ© Sarney whose works have been translated even into Chinese. He has several qualifications to write “The Pillars of Hunger”. I am sure he could use the real life stories of his voters in his region to write several books on this theme and compete with Ken Follet. 😉

    • AUGUSTUS

      JOAO (minced Follet?) – Smiling with tears…
      As customary, IÀ¢€™m exceedingly appreciative of your praise, which by my standards bears more weight and substance than most other associates. Yet, your unusual style almost invariably tend to include what I might describe as a lingering question markÀ¢€¦ Does it not? 😉 Actually IÀ¢€™m not certain the meaning of À¢€œmincingÀ¢€Â outside, of course the originally intended act generally performed by oneÀ¢€™s servants À¢€“ LOL. An since Jeeves is no longer under my employment (but rather somewhere in Brazil working as a secret agent for a notorious Brazilian blogger-LOL), I lack the necessary source of supplementary informationÀ¢€¦

      As for our beloved author, Mr. Ken Follet, when I realized that we shared equal interest and appreciation for his books, I was stricken by the most amusing ideaÀ¢€¦ What if we were to join efforts and set up a Brazilian version of the first his greatest works? How would you feel about À¢€œThe Pillars of HungerÀ¢€Â? Unlike the originalÀ¢€™s 12th Century England setting, we would inevitably select the Brazilian À¢€œsertaoÀ¢€Â (the dry, poverty stricken Northeastern Hinterlands); whereas Tom Builder would inevitably a Wandering destitute (retirante? Is that the word) man À¢€“ named Tiao – leading his family from Western Paraiba towards Juazeiro to seek Padre Cicero to build À¢€œthe greatest churchÀ¢€Â of the region (they must have one over there À¢€“ I do not recall)À¢€¦

      Sadly, however, was my conclusion, upon further reflection upon the originally intended À¢€œamusing remarkÀ¢€Â, that there was no actual À¢€œamusementÀ¢€Â within the À¢€œcute ideaÀ¢€Â after all, it became quite evident indeed; Rather, such hypothetical story might attempt to be adapted to (and thereby depict) the rather distressing and disagreeable facets of Brazilian History at its most forgotten region around the turn of the 20th century (not certain of the exact time period of Padre Cicero, or if he actually exited, I just recall reading about him during my childhood)À¢€¦ On the other hand, although the idea could scarcely be viewed as any source of enjoyment, perhaps it could be suggested by your noble self to some talented, well intended Northeastern Brazilian writer you may stumble upon while À¢€œbrowsingÀ¢€Â the known hyper universe, so that someone could À¢€œtell their stories and their plightÀ¢€Â (as the tears reach the keyboard)À¢€¦

    • João da Silva

      Augustus
      [quote]Excessive Optimism // Overlooked Misery // Ridiculous Presidential Statements[/quote]

      A fantastic and factual mini essay and thanks a lot. Ken Follet would be proud of you. If he is NOT, I am.

      You donÀ‚´t mince words, do you?

    • AUGUSTUS

      Excessive Optimism // Overlooked Misery // Ridiculous Presidential Statements
      The editorial by Mr. Alexandre Rocha combines the three predominant themes so far noted across most of the essays published at Brazzil.Mag: unrealistic hopefulness (generally based on unproved/untested factors), disregard for millions of Brazilian citizens who survive in shockingly wretchedness (despite passing references to their improved conditions), and the interminable flow of embarrassing remarks by a semi-illiterate Head of State.

      Similar to the great majority of articles put out by this blog, the piece of writing by Mr. Rocha invariably evokes an optimism which at times resembles a À¢€œfairy taleÀ¢€Â. Although Brazil has made some noteworthy advances during the past decade, and despite the apparently significant size of the oil reserves found, there appears to be an exceeding idealist expectation that the country has found the source of a boundless wealth which would unquestionably enable Brasilia to overcome all the immense challenges which remained either ignored or unreachable for the past two centuries. The technical difficulties, the hidden costs of extraction along with the taxing logistical issues involved do not seem to be seriously considered whenever the À¢€œgreat wealthÀ¢€Â found is appraised. Likewise, we must not forget the immense bureaucracy, and unavoidable corruption, both of which well known inherent malaises that held back any tangible, lasting economic progress and overall improvement for the Brazilian society.

      Based on the experience of the À¢€œBoom & BustÀ¢€Â which characterized the À¢€œmodelÀ¢€Â of economic development for Brazil from the late 1970À¢€™s through the early 1990À¢€™s, benefits were hardly conveyed while sacrifices automatically expected from the great majority of the citizens: nearly illiterate individuals earning minimum wage, completely gullible by corrupt politicians, afraid or unable to express their views, and invariably controlled by À¢€œdark mystical sagesÀ¢€Â or abusive catholic priestsÀ¢€¦ Such appalling situation was generally enhanced by their lack of access to protection and basic goods & services, either due to the extreme remoteness (sertao) or dangerous nature (favela) of their residencesÀ¢€¦ In light of enormity of the task, the required efforts necessary to uplift these unfortunate hard-working, naÀƒ¯ve individuals to a bare-minimum of civility is either never discussed, or very generally acknowledged in passing references (if not in parenthesis). These forgotten creatures, leading wretched existence À¢€“ for decades forgotten by an aloof and corrupt elite À¢€“ should be the target of the overwhelming majority of any wealth which the unjust Brazilian Nation may realizeÀ¢€¦

      Finally, I must again remark with enormous sadness and profound embarrassment, the exceedingly ridiculous statements which, with distressing frequency, expressed the idiotic imbecile which Brazilians À¢€“displaying the very ignorance and naÀƒ¯vetÀƒ© quoted above À¢€“ have elected to represent and handle their affairs. The thought of having this clown representing our country at the United Nations General Assembly, at the opening of the Olympics in Beijing or at state banquets at the Buckingham Palace, or the White House gives me shivers of shame and disgust (outdone only by Hugo Chavez, clearly far worse). Anywhere Lula (even the name is ridiculous) goes, his absurdly idiotic public statements do not cease to amaze me, as well as a great number of other individuals of various nationalities who read entries outlining his À¢€œinspiring thoughtsÀ¢€Â allegedly conveyed as À¢€œjokesÀ¢€Â.

      Provided the expected windfall of wealth alleged to emerge from À¢€œrealistically extractedÀ¢€Â Oil reserves will not be wasted and will suffice for a fair government to educate and endow with jobs, education and fairness for its needy citizens, with substantially reduced levels of corruption; thus affording the necessary conditions for future editorials about Brazil to proudly claim tangible advances as announced by an educated and sensible leader. One may always dream that the Sleeping Giant of the Southern Hemisphere is actually capable of awakeningÀ¢€¦ Perhaps in a couple of centuriesÀ¢€¦

    • ch.c.

      Furthermore…..
      “In this respect, he pointed out that Petrobras is going to need at least 200 ships and 80 exploration probes over the next 10 years, at the cost of US$ 700 million each, and that the company must decide to produce them in Brazil, generating technology and income. “

      Welll you already ordered many ships and drilling platforms to foreign companies !
      Therefore “According to Lula, the company could even pay less for vessels made abroad, but it is necessary to think about the contribution the company could make for the domestic industry.” is of course somewhat deadly wrong. You simply dont/wont have the production capacity and even less the technology.

      With a big smile I remind you that Petrobras also ordered a Us$ 1,3 billion oil production platform to….. a Swiss company !!!
      Looks like it will be a large and high end platform with the latest technology, since it costs nearly twice as much as the average stated in the article.
      Somewhat funny, coming from a country with ZERO inland oil wells, and even less offshore oil wells !
      But dont expect the company to build the platform in the country. There would be environmental problems and oppositions, but also transportation problems !

      😀 😉 😀 😉

    • ch.c.

      Brazil President Wants Oil Money to Fight Poverty and Improve Education
      Yesssssss he wants to give 2 % of that oil money to the 45 millions poorest Brazilians already entitled to the Bolsa Familia !
      Yesssssss he wants to give 30 % of that oil money to the 3 % minority elite that include also your politicians of course.
      Yesssssss he wants to give 30 % of that oil money to the 1 million or so federal workers and increase further their already high pensions plans.

      And the remaining funds ? Simple…..put the money into the Brazilian Sovereign Wealth Fund !

      I just remind you that as crazy my numbers seem to be, actually the Bolsa Familia Budget represents no more than 2 % of your Federal Budget for the 45 millions poorest Brazilians. Yesssss the Truth is crazy but real !

      Ohhh sorry I forgot the additional money for education. Welll with some more, in 5 years, based upon Brazilians tests you will rank yourselves 44th out of 50, rather than 46th out of 50 !!!! That day the Brazilians Politicians and medias will sing the national anthem …. around the clock for a full month !

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