Wallace Landim, the Chorão, president of the Brazilian Association of Motor Vehicle Drivers (Abrava) and leader of the 2018 truck drivers’ strike, accuses agribusiness of financing the stoppage of part of the category, which began last Wednesday (8) , and that continues this Thursday (9), with the closing of several highways across the country.
Asked in an interview with Brazil in fact, about who would be financing the stoppage of the truck drivers, Chorão replied:
“It was very clear, through the beginning of this call, Antônio Galvan, who is the president of Aprosoja, we have a lot of information, it seems to me that Caruso, who is from Agro and is there in Brasília”.
“There are several representatives of agro in Brasília, in this right-wing movement. We are aware that a movement like this is expensive, supporting this movement is expensive. We, the autonomous transporters, are not supporting this,” emphasized Chorão.
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Antônio Galvan, president of the Brazilian Association of Soy Producers (Aprosoja), is being investigated by the Supreme Court (STF) on suspicion of having financed the undemocratic acts in defense of President Jair Bolsonaro (STF), which took place in Brasília last Tuesday. fair (7).
Alexandre de Moraes, STF minister, determined, last Monday (6), the blocking of the accounts of Aprosoja Brasil and Aprosoja Mato Grosso. Galvan is president of the first and former president of the second.
Caruso, mentioned by Chorão, is the cattleman Adriano Caruso, from São José do Rio Preto, in the interior of São Paulo, president of the Brazilian Association of Beef and Buffalo Exporters (ABEBB) and owner of Global Exports Live Catlle.
On his social networks, Caruso has been releasing videos in Brasília, where he has been since last Monday (6). In a live held on September 2, the rancher appealed to his followers to go to the federal capital and help bring the country to a standstill.
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“For your dignity. Are you a man or a bag of shit? Your country, your family, the Brazilian people depend on you. Don’t be a coward, get up and go fight. Go after. It doesn’t matter if it’s Bolsonaro or without Bolsonaro, it’s Brazil, it’s the place where you live, it’s the place where you earn your money, where your family lives and where your children are raised. Don’t let others do what you have to do. That’s the message I give, everything will stop”, he concluded.
According to Chorão, the “movement is turned to the right and the agenda is the impeachment of the ministers of the STF (Supreme Federal Court) and the printed vote”. The stoppage would then have no relationship with the movement’s flags, such as the rise in diesel and the minimum freight table.
“That’s exactly what intrigues me. We have the agendas for the category and now comes this one, which is an agenda with the narrative of saving the country and against democracy,” he laments.
“I don’t think it’s fair to raise the name of the truck drivers and I decided against it. Within our segment, which are more than 1.6 million transporters, there are people from the left, from the right, non-partisan, anyway, there’s no way to raise an agenda like this in this movement, only the guidelines of the category”.
Edition: Leandro Melito