The Brazilian government concealed the name of CTU Security, a company investigated for its participation in the signature of the President of Haiti, in an ordinance published in the Official Gazette of the Union last July 30th. That day, the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic announced that the internal verification of a contract with the company would extend for 180 days. Without embargo, the federal government changed the patron of previous publications on the same case and did not include the name of the company in the ordinance.
This was the first time that there was a communication in the Official Gazette about the contract with CTU Security in the name of the company. The case was uniquely identified with the number of the administrative process being processed in the Presidency.
Just over a week before, on the 22nd of July, Brazil in fact revealed that the contract with the company is under internal investigation by the Executive Power since 2020.
The report also showed that businessman Antonio Emmanuel Intriago Valera, known as Tony Intriago, is being investigated in Florida, USA, for participating in the seminar of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse within the government’s palace on the 7th of July.
The Brazilian Defense Minister, General Walter Braga Netto, was in charge of signing the contract for more than 40 million reais (approximately 734 thousand dollars), under investigation into the administrative process that is underway in the Executive. The agreement was signed in 2018 without a bid by the Federal Intervention Office in Rio de Janeiro, commanded by the military.
Brazil in fact sent questions about the “maquillaje” of the ordinance to the General Secretariat of the Presidency, responsible for the investigation, to the Civil House, where the Intervention Office (which is still in operation), and the Ministry of Defense, headed by Braga Netto.
None of the organizations answered the questions until the publication of this report. The space remains open for your manifestations. This is the difference between the ordinances published on the case:
Order that does not mention the company:
Orders mentioning the name of the company:
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The contract with the Brazilian government stipulates the delivery of 9,360 bulletproof vests to the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro. The average cost of each coat would be 4.3 thousand reais (approximately 790 dollars). In the first month of the government of Bolsonaro, the Executive paid 35,944,456.10 reais (660 thousand dollars) to the company. Without embargo, three months after, the payment was canceled and the contract suspended.
Since 2020, the Executive has been investigating responsibilities for breach of contract. On three occasions, the investigation period was extended by 180 days. La nueva closes limits only for the purposes of 2022.
Brazil in fact
It requested, through the Law of Access to Information, the complete administrative process that investigates the irregularities in the case. Without embargo, the Federal Government stated that the case is being developed in secret until the investigations are completed.
The bidding exemption on purchases by the Intervention Office took place at the request of Braga Netto in May 2018 at the Court of Accounts of the Union (TCU). The agency granted authorization in junio del mismo for purchases without bidding process.
According to reports from the Florida authorities, in an interview at the Politico site, the dueño of CTU Security had hired more than 20 former soldiers from Colombia to carry out the death of the head of the Haitian State. Last week, the head of the National Police of Haiti accused Intriago of visiting the country on several occasions and of being one of the members of a conspiracy to kill Moise, but not offering more information.
For 13 years, from 2004 to 2017, around 37,000 officers of the Fuerzas Armadas de Brasil were desplegados en Haiti. Brazil in fact I demonstrated in Julio that at least the military who played a leadership role in the mission have held positions in the government of President Jair Bolsonaro (without party). Braga Netto performs in the Caribbean country, but has a long relationship with the US military.
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Last year, in 2011, the current Minister of Defense was named military aggregation of the Command of the Army in the Embajada de Brasil and the United States. Braga Netto remained in North American territory for approximately three years. I left in 2013, when I returned to Brazil to work on the security scheme for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Less than two years after the Olympic Games, in February 2018, Braga Netto was appointed by former president Michel Temer (MDB) as federal interventor in Rio de Janeiro. The intervention has continued until the end of the year.
In 2019, the Public Agency for Investigative Periodism demonstrated that once private security and technology companies, among Brazilians and foreigners, signed with the government of Brazil a total of 140 million reais (25 million dollars) in contracts without bidding, all destined the intervention in Rio de Janeiro.
Edition: Vivian Virissimo