Brasilia has been our business since 1979 years. In our history, we have experienced several transformations in the Brazilian political scene. This dynamic led to some changes in the operating structure of Umbelino Lôbo Assessoria e Consultoria, in order to ensure that it is in line with the changes and challenges that the monitoring of the national political scenario demanded and demands.
Thus, we present our way here and the main facts that we not only witness, but we experienced as a business in that period and that are part of our constitution.
Umbelino Lôbo Assessoria e Consultoria was created on July 15, 1979, still in the context of the military regime. During this period, Antonio Marcos Umbelino Lôbo sometimes takes on positions in the public administration, and for that reason, he has to leave the command of the company. In these situations, he was always replaced by his brother and then partner, Murilo Lôbo.
Umbelino Lôbo Assessoria e Consultoria is created in July. In the same year, Antônio Marcos left the company and took over as head of the office of Hélio Beltrão, Extraordinary Minister of Bureaucratization.
João Figueiredo, the last military president, takes office. The amnesty negotiation begins.
Antônio Marcos holds the position of Chief of Staff to the Minister of Social Security and Assistance, Hélio Beltrão. Returns to the office the following year.
After 16 years, the first direct election for governors is held, in which two exiles were elected: Leonel Brizola from Rio de Janeiro and Miguel Arraes from Pernambuco.
The campaign for 'Diretas Já' gains momentum and spreads across the country.
Despite the 'Diretas Já' campaign the previous year, Tancredo Neves was indirectly elected to the presidency, ending the cycle of military Presidents, which began in 1964. However, Tancredo did not come to assume the presidency due to his death. In April of the same year, José Sarney takes office. Antonio Marcos takes over as head of the Petrobras office in Brasilia, moving away from the company.
General elections for governors, state and federal deputies and senators. The elected parliamentarians were responsible for establishing the Brazilian Federal Constitution of 1988.
With the return of Antonio Marcos to Umbelino, 'Góes, Piquet e Lôbo' is founded, an office specialized in political risk analysis and which closely monitors the work of the constituent assembly. This process broadly mobilized all sectors - companies, unions, civil servants, states, municipalities, the judiciary, among others.
General elections for Governor, State and Federal Deputies and Senators. The elected parliamentarians were responsible for drafting the 1988 Federal Constitution.
The first direct election for President of the Republic in 29 years had several candidates, such as Ulysses Guimarães, Aureliano Chaves and Mário Covas. The second round between Lula and Collor, with the election of the latter, was the big surprise of the election.
Antônio Marcos leaves the company once again to assume the position of chief of staff to the Minister of Infrastructure, Ozires Silva.
In April, Antônio Marcos returned to Umbelino and left 'Góes, Piquet e Lôbo', which later became IBEP - Brazilian Institute of Political Studies.
The institution of the representative and participatory democratic regime naturally alters the scope for civil society to act in the public sphere. Thus, from 1992, Umbelino Lôbo Assessoria e Consultoria gained more body, increasing both its number of employees and its physical structure.
Fernando Collor assumes the Presidency in a context of high inflation. Thus, it adopts the controversial measure of freezing the savings of Brazilians. In 1992, complaints broke out that compromised Collor and would lead to his impeachment at the end of the same year. Itamar Franco, its Vice President and politician affiliated to the PMBD, assumes and conducts the mandate until its end.
His government was marked by measures focused on the Brazilian economic recovery, such as the institution of the real plan, the approval of the Fiscal Responsibility Law, the reform of public administration and the Privatization Program. Other factors that were highlighted in his administration were the Blackout Crisis and the approval of a constitutional amendment that would allow, from then on, reelection.
The government was characterized mainly by social programs to reduce poverty and hunger, such as Bolsa Família.
In economic terms, the Lula government was marked by an average GDP growth of 4% per year, records in the country's trade balance and international reserves, low rates of inflation and unemployment. This context contributed to the country not feeling substantially the effects of the financial crisis in 2008-2009. It also launched the PAC - Growth Acceleration Program -, promoted the concession of federal highways and the privatization of hydroelectric plants, such as Santo Antônio and Jirau. Another event worth mentioning was the Air Sector Crisis.
Furthermore, in international terms, the country has increased its political capital in forums and multilateral groups. It was during his tenure that Brazil was chosen to host the 2014 World Cup and Rio, the 2016 Olympics.
The main political crisis faced was caused by the Mensalão scandal.
The first term began with the demise of several ministers on charges of involvement in corruption scandals. In 2013, it launched the Mais Médicos Program and, in the following year, Brazil left the hunger map.
In his government, Operation Car Wash began, which directly impacted and impacts the country's political stability. It also brought to the fore the dynamics of relations between the public and private sectors and the perspective of accelerating these interactions.
After his re-election, he was impeached in August 2016, which was based on the accusation of tax pedaling.
His mandate was marked by measures aimed at resuming economic growth in the country, such as the PEC of the Constitutional Ceiling and changes in labor laws. However, the Pension Reform was not completed, remaining as the main challenge for the later government. Temer also suffered two requests for denunciation sent for analysis by the National Congress, but which were not accepted by the Chamber of Deputies and, thus, the processes did not proceed.
Corporate change: Felipe Oppelt joins the company's partners.
Corporate change: Ana Victória Soraggi Lafetá, Leobino Araújo, Luisa Araújo and Wandrea Neiva become members of the company.