President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva completes, this Monday (10), 100 days in office. In a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, he said that the federal government intends to make a difference by overcoming the difficulties that arise. “Thank the people who think that Brazil is not doing well, who are critical. They are saying exactly what we shouldn’t do, “he said.
According to Lula, from January to March this year, the government pledged BRL 3.3 billion, against BRL 892 million pledged by the government of Jair Bolsonaro in the first three months of last year.
Lula cited, in the same period, R$ 323 million invested in water resources against R$ 82 million in the previous year; BRL 535 million in science and technology against BRL 128 million in 2022; BRL 145 million in health infrastructure against BRL 56 million in the previous year; BRL 328 million in waterways against BRL 34 million in 2022; and R$203 million in housing against no investment in the first three months of last year.
“This is a small demonstration of how we are going to make a difference in this country. And we are going to make a difference by overcoming the difficulties that present themselves to us, ”she said. “Brazil voted to take care of what was urgent and urgent, to take care of its people”, he concluded.
Earlier, the federal government released a list of public policies and actions carried out in the last three months.
fight against hunger
Bolsa Família was resumed by the government with a minimum value of R$ 600 and an additional R$ 150 for each child up to six years old in the family composition. In March, the first month of payments, more than 21.1 million families received an average amount of R$670.33.
The resumption of the Mais Médicos program, renamed Mais Médicos para o Brasil, enabled the opening of 15,000 jobs and promises to secure, by the end of the year, 28,000 professionals across the country, especially in areas of extreme poverty.
The Minha Casa, Minha Vida program was also resumed with the proposal to restore subsidized properties for people in vulnerable situations. According to the balance sheet, 5,693 homes were delivered in 14 municipalities in eight Brazilian states.
The National Program for Public Security with Citizenship (Pronasci), aimed at preventing, controlling and repressing crime, was relaunched in 2023 and has R$ 700 million secured for investments.
The federal government cites the protection of the Amazon Forest and other Brazilian biomes as “top priorities”. The Amazon Fund, stopped since 2019, was reactivated by means of a decree signed on January 1st.
In the midst of the serious humanitarian crisis of the Yanomami people, Lula edited a decree creating the National Coordination Committee to Combat Sanitary Lack of Assistance for these populations and the Ministry of Health declared a Public Health Emergency of National Importance.
The balance also cites the publication of Law nº 14.532/2023, which equates racial injury to the crime of racism, and the decree that determines the reservation of 30% of positions of trust for black people in commissioned positions and positions of trust in the administration federal.
In 100 days, Lula visited Argentina and Uruguay, where he discussed trade partnerships, environmental issues and the strengthening of Mercosur. He also met with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, but did not visit China due to a health problem.