Legal action against Bolsonaro in Brazil for homophobia
8Brasilia, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhão, Flávio Dino, announced today he will sue far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, for homophobic mockery and using public money to make political propaganda.
'Bolsonaro came to Maranhão with his usual lack of courtesy and decorum. He made a joke with one of our traditional corporate brands: the Guaraná Jesus,' Dino wrote on social media.
He specified most seriously: 'he used public money for political propaganda. He will be prosecuted,' remarked Dino.
The mentioned Guaraná Jesús, a typical state drink, was the target of an intolerant joke of the ex-military during an event in the region.
Laughing, and with his eyes fixed on the pink color of the cocktail, Bolsonaro commented that 'Pink guarana from Maranhão, whoever takes this guarana here becomes a Maranhense.'
Given this fact, deputies and activists of the Socialism and Freedom Party also reported that they would mobilize the Federal Public Ministry against Bolsonaro.
'Discriminatory practices and violation of rights cannot prosper and we will not accept them silently, especially when they emanate from the President of the Republic. Demonstrations like these are an incentive for the worst types of prejudice and violence against the LGBTI + population,' said parliament member David Miranda.
During his visit to the city of Imperatriz, in western Maranhão, some 800 kilometers from the capital Sao Luis, the former Army captain participated in a ceremony to resume construction of 218 rural homes.
Likewise, he attended the beginning of the development of the project for the regional airport of Balsas, in the south of the territorial division.
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