PT President Gleisi Hofmann criticized Petrobras’s decision to increase fuel prices, legislators are mobilizing against the changes to CARF, and Lula’s government leader in Congress spoke against the installation of a CPI on the January 8 attacks

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 25 Jan 2023 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

Deputy Gleisi Hofmann highlighted the fact that Petrobras’s decision took place before Senator Jean Paul Prates took charge of the company and was due to pressure from shareholders. This is the first price increase in the Lula government. The government has noticed negotiations from legislators against the bill that deals with changes in the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF), putting an end to the so-called “tie-breaking vote”. The Federal Revenue Service released estimates showing that the federal government will lose R$ 60 billion per year under the current rule. Senator Randolfe Rodrigues says he no longer sees the need for a Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry (CPI) on the January 8 attacks.

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