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Veja “Silver Bullet” Cover Censored

They Knew: They Brazilian "Silver Bullet"

«They Knew: The Brazilian “Silver Bullet.”» Source: Veja.com”

Source: Rede Brasil Atual.

São Paulo – On October 24,  Judge Admar Gonzaga, of the Superior Electoral Tribunal, approved an injunction against the Editorial Abril publishing group, prohibiting it from publishing political advertising from its most recent print edition as well as its radio, TV, billboards and paid internet propaganda.

But I already have a copy — I steal Veja from dentist offices. I have been tainted.

The report in question stated that president Dilma Rousseff, who is standing for reelection, and former presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva reportedly were aware of the corruption scheme inside Petrobras.

The judge reasoned:

“Given that the defendant (Veja) released publicity for the magazine two days early than usual, I find that the publishing house moved up the deadline for advertising by two days; My understanding is that the distribution of the cover, or the content under analysis, could turn the matter into a genuine piece of pamphleteering, in which  evidence points to which campaign, and which exceeds the right and duty to free expression,” Gonzaga wrote in her ruling.

Election regulations in Brazil are something I find very peculiar.

According to the finding, “the attempt to interfere in the course of political campaigns by the defendants includes the improper use of media outlets or networks of social communication in order to benefit a candidate or political party, as determined by an Judicial Electoral Investigation”.

The column in questions dates from October 24.

Bulletin No. 4 of the DataNunes survey proves it: With 53% of the eligible electorate, Aécio leads Dilma by 6 points

Some excerpts.

Undecided voters are swelling the ranks of the PSDB after the debate held by Globo on Friday at 10:30 p.m.

I sleep at 9:30 p.m., so I missed that extravaganza.

The extensive supply of ammunition of the opposition campaign, as it turns out, is the so-called .45 “silver bullet”:  the edition of Veja just hitting the newspaper stands and based on an interrogration of Alberto Yousseff.”

The Veja response continues:

Undecided voters are swelling the ranks of the PSDB after the debate held by Globo on Friday at 10:30 p.m.

The extensive supply of ammunition of the opposition campaign, as it turns out, included the so-called .45 “silver bullet”:  the edition of Veja just hitting the newspaper stands.

It would be amazing if Veja, the Savanarola of the tabloid stands — did you know that Abril controls 100% of print distribution in the Greater Sambodia Area? — could hit a target larger than its own megalomania.

Based on an interrogration of the black market financier, Alberto Yousseff, who is imprisoned in Paraná, the cover story relates how Lula and Dilma supposedly knew of shady dealings in the catacombs of Petrobras.

Ah, Veja, master of the contrary-to-fact  conditional and the subjunctive mood, based on invisible evidence leaked by who the hell knows who.

Black market currency king Alberto Yousseff, a key figure in the Petrobras scandal, revealed to federal police and prosecutors last Tuesday that Dilma and Lula knew of the shady  transactions taking place in the state-owned oil company.

A PSDB supporter adds a humorous note:

This [the Veja] retraction is the result of infamous accusations and other low blows disseminated by the adherents of the Sect of Lula, their one and only God, who see in Dilma the anything but the holy Mother of every bandit patron saint.

Rede Brasil Atual also follows the case closely.

Yesterday (October 24), the PT submitted a request for the opening of a criminal inquiry to investigate the leaking of the dollar dealer’s affidavit. In it, Yousseff, arrested in federal police Operation Carwash … ties Dilma and ex-president  Lula to the corruption scheme at Petrobras. The PT called the report “untrue, defamatory and slanderous.”

On its institutional campaign site, the Workers Party performs the ballistics on the silver bullet and discovers another would-be assassin of Carlos Lacerda.

 Youssef gave a statement to the federal police in Curitiba last Tuesday, but said he had no knowledge of the information cited by the newsweekly.

“I never heard anything that would confirm this (that Lula and Dilma knew of a corruption scheme in Petrobras. I had never seen this deposition before, I have no idea of what it contains,” Basto told the daily“O Globo”.

Youssef gave many statements on the same day, surrounded always by attorneys from the Basto firm, but no one remembers hearing a single word of what Veja published. “I talked with my entire team and no one said this. We are perplexed by what is happening, and why. You have to be careful because there is a lot of speculation in the air,” the attorney said.

Again accord to “O Globo”, the deposition cited by the magazine bears no relation to others taken by the Curitibal federal court, which was the first to be made public.

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