Renan Calheiros, Randolfe Rodrigues and other members of the so-called G7 will continue working during parliamentary recess
The independent and opposition senators who make up the CPI to Covid-19 they must work through the recess so that the commission does not fall by the wayside. The idea is to keep alive a supposed popular support gained by the collegiate over the past three months. For this, the expectation is that Renan Calheiros, Randolfe Rodrigues and other members of the so-called G7 continue to work while colleagues are off. They have already decided that they will open seven fronts of investigations — one of them with an international impact. Senators are evaluating the possibility of taking advantage of the two weeks without deposition sessions to go to the Paraguay. The purpose of the trip is to deepen the findings and gather data on the Need Medicines.
The company is suspected of trying to broker the sale of the vaccine indiana Covaxin in both countries, even without being able to fulfill the proposed contracts. Brazilian and Paraguayan senators have even created an information exchange channel to deal with the case. There is, however, a fear of travel. Some of the CPI member parliamentarians argue that the Paraguayan case differs from the suspicions of irregularities that exist in Brazil. Therefore, in the opinion of these senators, it is more prudent to await the progress of investigations by the Paraguayan authorities before deciding whether it is worth using public resources to make the trip. The concern, however, is not with the money itself – but, mainly, with the wear and tear in front of public opinion.
*With information from reporter Antonio Maldonado