By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Justice and Public Security Minister, Sergio Moro, meets on Monday in Brasília with governors and public security secretaries to present the anticrime bill that will be sent National Congress. According to him, society must also demand from the government its needs.

Brazil,Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, presents his anti-crime bill to governors and security secretaries.
Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, presents his anti-crime bill to governors and security secretaries, photo by Marcelo Camargo/Agencia Brasil.

 
“It’s a Brazilian’s wish that he can live a safer country,” Moro said in his Twitter account.
 
According to Moro the project cogitates that organized crime feeds corruption and drug trafficking. “It is a simple project with an impact to face these three problems,” said the minister.
 
On January 23rd, the new government of President Jair Bolsonaro, announced thirty-five goals that it considered priorities for the first one hundred days of the administration.

The anticrime project was chosen by Moro, who justified that the bill will increase effectiveness of the fight against corruption, violent crimes and organized crime.
 
Also, the bill includes legal changes that, according to the ministry, should also benefit the business environment and, consequently, the national economy.
 
“Organized crime fuels corruption, fuels violent crime, most homicides are linked, for example, to the drug trade, or drug debts, and on the corruption side, it empties the public resources that are needed to implement these public safety policies are effective,” argues Moro.

“So it is a simple project, with very objective measures, very easy to be explained point to point, to be able to face these three problems,” concludes the minister.

Moro is known for being of the main judges in the Lava Jato corruption scandal. In 2017 he convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for passive corruption and money-laundering.

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