Congressmen in Brazil submit a bill granting Bolsonaro war powers

Private sector entrepreneurs are watching with great apprehension a movement underway in the Chamber of Deputies, one day after a series of changes in the federal government that culminated with the change of commands of the Armed Forces.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The leader of the PSL party in the Chamber of Deputies, Bolsonarist deputy Major Vitor Hugo (PSL), and the leader of a 14-party bloc, deputy Hugo Mota (Republicans), asked for urgency to vote on a bill that provides for the use of the institute of "National Mobilization" in cases of pandemics and natural disasters, along the lines of what is currently provided for in the legislation in case of war.

The law regulating National Mobilization empowers the government to intervene in the private and public sectors, requisitioning and reorienting the production, marketing, distribution, and consumption . . .

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