In videos posted today (20) on social media, the UP candidate for President of the Republic, Leo Pericles, lamented the stigmatization surrounding land reform and urban reform. He also defended the expropriation of abandoned buildings and their suitability for popular housing purposes. “I’m absurd that this has become a dirty word,” he said.
The released scenes bring moments of his campaign activities carried out yesterday (19) in the Minas Gerais city of Contagem and today (20) in Brasília. In the two days, Leo Pericles walked the streets, participated in plenary sessions with workers and university students and gave interviews to the press. In the federal capital, he also signed commitment letters proposed by entities linked to education such as the Federation of Workers Unions of Brazilian Public Universities (Fasubra) and the National Union of Teachers of Higher Education Institutions (Andes).
“Our proposal is to suspend the payment of the public debt and invest massively in four areas: education, health, housing and basic sanitation. solve sanitation. It hires people from the neighborhood that has no sanitation”, he said.
Leo Pericles mentioned the situation in Petrópolis, in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, which experienced the greatest tragedy in its history at the beginning of the year after a storm hit the city causing more than 200 deaths and leaving hundreds homeless. “It’s not because of the rain. It’s because of government neglect, inhumanity. You have to hire people to rebuild houses in strategic, better places that won’t fall down. Quality housing for these people. abandoned, renovate them to adapt them to housing. We are talking about an impressive movement in the economy”.
The candidate criticized the neoliberal ideology and proposals based on the reduction of public investments. “They keep preaching the minimum state for the poor. Because for them it is the maximum state. It takes a lot of public money to maintain them. It’s hypocrisy.”