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It was clear that the cycle of democratic urban policy with direct democracy and an inversion of priorities which started in the s was ending.

At that time, even during the Lula Government, the Minister of the Treasury was in favor of the structural adjustments. Ermini were the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of the Cities during this period.

Urban Reformer: An interview with Erminia Maricato

We have a conservative judiciary which treats part of the city as illegal and this is where the poor people live. I was invited to create the Ministry of the Cities and I encountered difficulties within the government.

If we could free ourselves from illegal campaign financing, it would be a revolution in Brazil. When we discussed sanitation there were people inside the government arguing in favor of privatization, which we opposed. Maricato was an actor in the movement that created and ratified, through erminiz petition, articles and of the Brazilian constitution These articles declare that the social function of property overrides the profit motive and set guidelines for radical urban reform.

It lost space because Capital began to take over urban policy.

Overcoming Deep Inequality in Brazilian Cities: An Interview with Erminia Maricato – COHA

Lula still thinks this way to this day—that there is no solution through confrontation in Brazil. You cannot mxricato justice with persecution against one predetermined political party. The big construction businesses in Brazil have been corrupt since the days of the Military Dictatorship.


We fought for and built a legal framework that was absolutely new, through measures like the Statute of the City, new sanitation and urban mobility legislation and srminia Statute of the Metropolis. Haddad democratized its public spaces by penalizing the circulation of automobiles in favor of pedestrian and bicycle traffic and by favoring collective transport and lowering automobile speed limits.

Lula increased the minimum salary and redistributed income through the Bolsa Familia program. But his participatory master development plan was interesting, especially because it enabled the return of the municipal rural zone and provided great innovation through its food security and nutritional policy. In short, he introduced some new things to our old agenda. I say this especially ,aricato the black population, which wrminia very, very, very discriminated against in Brazil, and especially about women heads of households.

I think the most important program of this period was participatory budgeting. Support Brasil Wire on Patreon.

They began to build this idea that there was never as much corruption as eeminia was during the PT governments. The income distribution and job creation policies in karicato Lula government were exceptional. There is absolutely no way that they can be belittled. Brasil WireDecember 13, If we consider that we have suffered from a process of deindustrialization for the last 30 years I think that he could have a point but do not agree with this posture of non-confrontation.

Maricato was a key player in four of the most important moments in the last 30 years of Brazilian urban reform.

When I left the government inI entered civil society and started working a lot on the idea of re-thinking urban reform. She was active in helping create and ratify the landmark Statute of the City inwhich creates guidelines for adherence to constitutional articles and and mandates that every city with a population over 20, has to facilitate a regular participatory development plan with full budget transparency.


This is clear in the accusations coming out from the Lava Jato investigation, which affect every major political party. There was a change in the power relationship that had supported city governments and that were much more democratic and participatory. During his second term the size of the coalition increased.

But from the point of view of political action I think that there was a cushioning of the transformative capacity to advance emancipation of the poor. In this position, Maricato helped create innovative policies that provided technical support for madicato social movements to appropriate abandoned buildings and vacant land and convert the properties to self-managed social housing in accordance with the constitution—policies that were later replicated in hundreds maricto cities across Brazil.

In this article, Anderson says that when Lula took office, he immediately adapted a neoliberal policy platform and implies that he increased social spending as a political defense strategy after a corruption scandal broke in The Frente Brasil Popular, which unites sectors of the progressive left, is discussing a new project for Brazil.

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