“The Brazil we want” campaign warns of the impacts and dangers of piracy


The objective is to make the population aware that smuggling and piracy take resources from essential areas - such as health, education and security - and generate resources for organized crime. Deputy Efraim Filho (DEM-PB) comments

“Are you going to have a cheap pair of glasses over there, doctor? Buy it here in my hand! ” The sale is made in daylight, without ceremony. Pirate products invaded the country's streets. They are toys, CDs, clothing and many other products that have negative impacts on the economy and health risk.

In the fight against crime, the Mixed Parliamentary Front to Combat Smuggling and Counterfeiting and the National Movement in Defense of the Brazilian Legal Market, led by the Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics and the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality, will launch in Brasilia , the campaign “The Brazil we want”.

The movement and the parliamentary front will bring to Congress the mini-exhibition “City of Contraband”, which simulates all possible improvements if smuggling and trade in illegal products were extinguished and the money invested in building the Brazil we want.

To present all the details, the With the Word interviewed the coordinator of the parliamentary front and author of a project that provides for measures to prevent and suppress smuggling, deputy Ephraim Son, from Democrats of Paraíba.

According to the parliamentarian, in addition to the concern with the crime itself, the movement intends to change the culture and make the population aware that smuggling and piracy remove resources from essential areas, such as health, education and security; and generate resources for organized crime. For deputy Efraim Filho, one of the solutions to end the crime of smuggling would be the rationalization and reduction of bureaucracy in the tax system.

In the interview, Efraim Filho also commented on the operation of the Federal Police that, on Wednesday, carried out arrest warrants against five advisers of the Rio de Janeiro Court of Auditors. According to the deputy, this operation reinforces the role of institutions and ends the stigma that Justice does not work for everyone.

Presentation - Elisabel Ferriche and Lincoln Macário
Source: Radio Câmara (29/03/2017)