The death of comedian and writer Jô Soares, aged 84, in São Paulo, and the deadline for parties to hold their respective conventions and define their candidates for the October elections are among the highlights of this Friday (5).
Comedian and writer Jô Soares dies at 84
The writer and comedian Jô Soares died in the early hours of this Friday (5), at the age of 84. He was hospitalized at Hospital Sírio-Libanês, in São Paulo, according to his advice. The cause of death has not yet been released.
“Patient Jô Soares died today, August 5, at 2:20 am, in Sírio-Libanês. in Sao Paulo. He had been hospitalized since July 28 at the hospital, where he was accompanied by the institution’s clinical staff,” wrote the comedian’s advice, together with the hospital.
Jô’s funeral and wake will be reserved for family and friends.
Conventions end this Friday, and parties have ten days to register candidates
The deadline for the parties to hold their respective conventions and define their candidates for the October elections ends this Friday (5). The nomination period began on July 20.
As of Saturday (6), the acronyms will have until August 15 to register their candidacies at the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).
Parties must submit authorization from the affiliate to include his name as a candidate and proof of party affiliation.
It is also necessary to present a declaration of assets, copy of the electoral certificate, electoral discharge certificate, criminal certificates from the Justice (Electoral, Federal and State), photograph of the candidate and, for candidates for Executive Power positions, the proposals defended.
Lower value for diesel sold by Petrobras goes into effect this Friday (5)
As of this Friday (5th), the reduction in the average price of diesel sales to distributors, announced by Petrobras on Thursday (4th), will take effect.
The average price dropped by R$0.20 per liter, from R$5.61 to R$5.41.
In a note released on Thursday, the state-owned company informed that the reduction follows the evolution of reference prices, which have stabilized at a lower level for diesel.
“It is consistent with Petrobras’ pricing practice, which seeks to balance its prices with the global market, but without passing on to domestic prices the conjunctural volatility of international quotations and the exchange rate.”
China fires missiles at Taiwan for the first time, heightens tension in the region
China said it fired missiles at the island of Taiwan for the first time on Friday, raising tensions in the region as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Japan, whose leaders protested against it. Beijing after five projectiles landed near the Japanese islands.
Pelosi met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday morning, with attention focused on the Taiwan Strait, where the Chinese army is carrying out air and sea exercises in response to the US House Speaker’s visit to the island. this week
China had already fired missiles into the waters around Taiwan – a democratic island of 24 million people that the Chinese Communist Party considers part of its territory – most notably during the Taiwan Strait Crisis in the 1990s.
But missiles flying over the island marked a significant escalation, with US officials warning there could be more to come.
Russia ready to discuss prisoner swap with US, says Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow was ready to discuss prisoner exchanges with Washington through a diplomatic channel.
“We are ready to discuss this topic, but within the framework of the channel that was agreed upon by Presidents Putin and Biden,” Lavrov said.
On Thursday (4), WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced by Russian justice to nine years in prison, with a fine of 1 million rubles (about R$ 86,000), in a court in the Russian city of Khimki.
Griner was found guilty of drug smuggling, a crime the judge said she committed deliberately. She was arrested with less than a gram of cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on February 17.
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