Nazareno ao 247: “Juízes hoje agem como políticos”

 

247 – Autor de uma emenda constitucional que submete decisões do Supremo Tribunal Federal ao Congresso Nacional, o deputado Nazareno Fonteles (PT-PI) concedeu entrevista exclusiva ao 247 para defender o seu projeto, que, nesta quinta, foi alvo da artilharia pesada do jornal O Globo. Segundo Fonteles, a mídia é hoje um partido político de oposição, que usa a suprema corte como sua linha auxiliar de combate. Ele defende ainda que o Congresso passe da “covardia à coragem” sob pena de perder sua própria razão de existir. Confira:

Sua emenda vem sendo rotulada como uma retaliação do Congresso ao julgamento da Ação Penal 470. Como o sr. responde à crítica?

Nazareno Fonteles – A emenda foi apresentada no primeiro semestre de 2011, dois anos atrás, bem antes do julgamento da Ação Penal 470 e eu não tenho controle sobre períodos em que se colocam os temas em votação. Coincidiu de ser agora, no contexto do julgamento, mas o fato é que o Supremo Tribunal Federal já vem invadindo a competência do Legislativo há muito tempo e eu já vinha estudando esse tema. O fato é que não cabe ao juiz legislar acima do constituinte.

Cite um exemplo concreto

Nazareno Fonteles – Aconteceu ontem, com a decisão do Gilmar Mendes, sobre a criação de novos partidos. Foi uma imoralidade. Um juiz do STF tomando uma decisão de caráter político, passando por cima de uma decisão soberana da Câmara dos Deputados, em favor da fidelidade partidária. Na prática, isso comprova que a suprema corte hoje age como linha auxiliar da oposição. E juízes se comportam como políticos, sem terem legitimidade popular, conquistada no voto, para isso.

Como o Congresso deve reagir?

Nazareno Fonteles – É preciso passar da covardia à coragem. A chamada judicialização da política enfraquece a democracia. Em vez do respeito às decisões da maioria, passa a valer a regra do tapetão permanente. O que cabe à oposição fazer? Lutar para ter mais votos e vir a se tornar maioria. Se esse movimento não for brecado, o Congresso Nacional perderá sua razão de existir. Um dia, é o ministro Luiz Fux que derruba a votação dos royalties. Agora, é o Gilmar, com uma liminar, que derruba a lei da fidelidade partidária. Estes senhores não foram eleitos.

Argumenta-se que os casos param no STF porque o Congresso não consegue resolver seus impasses.

Nazareno Fonteles – Ora, como não? A lei dos royalties foi votada. A lei da fidelidade partidária foi votada. Na democracia, ganha a maioria. No modelo que estão tentando impor ao Brasil, a minoria se alia à mídia e ao STF para fazer prevalecer o tapetão. O Congresso deveria reagir e essa invasão de competência deveria suscitar, inclusive, uma discussão sobre o impeachment dos ministros.

O sr. é favorável ao impeachment de alguns ministros?

Nazareno Fonteles – O exemplo do ministro Luiz Fux é um caso claro de impeachment. Ele afirma que não debate com um réu, no caso o ex-ministro José Dirceu, mas não teve vergonha de procurar o mesmo réu para se tornar ministro do STF. Foi ele próprio, Fux, quem confessou. Ou seja, é um réu confesso. Há também o exemplo do ministro Gilmar Mendes, cuja mulher trabalha no escritório do advogado Sérgio Bermudes, que é seu amigo pessoal. E ele afirma que não tem por que se declarar impedido. Isso, obviamente, fere o código de conduta da magistratura.

Qual será, a seu ver, a consequência da judicialização da política?

Nazareno Fonteles – O Congresso está sendo humilhado pelo STF. É uma invasão permanente de competências, quando eles têm milhares de processos parados. Os juízes hoje agem como políticos, em sintonia com a mídia, e isso retira a legitimidade das próprias decisões judiciais, que passam a estar contaminadas por esse efeito perverso. Na democracia, cada um deve fazer o que lhe compete.

Sua emenda foi qualificada pelo jornalista Merval Pereira, do Globo, como obra dos aloprados do PT. Como o sr. reage?

Nazareno Fonteles – É um exemplo de desonestidade intelectual. Se o STF estivesse agindo contra a oposição, Merval seria contra. Sem argumentos, ele não debate. Parte para a desqualificação do adversário, numa atitude tipicamente fascista. Eu estudei o assunto e ajo por convicção. Ele se move de acordo com seus interesses políticos. Só existe democracia na política. Fora dela, restam a guerra e o tapetão.

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The largest art theft in world history occurred in Boston on March 18, 1990 when thieves stole 13 pieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Collectively worth $300 million.

$400 million.

At least $500 million.

Among the pieces stolen was Vermeer’s The Concert, which is considered to be the most valuable stolen painting in the world.

Also among the pieces stolen: Landscape with an Obelisk, which previously was attributed to Rembrandt.

Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, Rembrandt’s later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardships.

He died within a year of his son, on October 4, 1669 in Amsterdam, and was buried in an unmarked grave in the Westerkerk. 

More than half the subjects of Rembrandt’s etchings are portraits and studies of the human figure; about one-quarter are scriptural or religious. There are two dozen landscapes, and the remainder are allegorical and fancy compositions.

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Após votação apertada, deputados argentinos aprovam reforma judicial

A Câmara dos Deputados da Argentina aprovou nesta quinta-feira (25) vários pontos da reforma judicial promovida pelo governo da presidente Cristina Kirchner | Foto:

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A Câmara dos Deputados da Argentina aprovou nesta quinta-feira (25) vários pontos da reforma judicial promovida pelo governo da presidente Cristina Kirchner. O projeto de lei consagra, entre outras propostas, o voto popular para parte dos membros do Conselho da Magistratura, um organismo que designa e destitui juízes.

A aprovação do projeto ocorreu por uma diferença de votos apertada. Após 21 horas de debates, a Câmara aprovou, por 130 votos a favor e 123 contra, as mudanças na composição do Conselho. Para ser aprovada na câmara, uma lei necessita de pelo menos 129 votos.

Agora, o projeto irá para discussão no Senado, pois a Câmara dos Deputados realizou mudanças, entre elas que a Corte Suprema permanecerá administrando os fundos do Poder Judiciário, e não o Conelho como determinava o projeto original.

Os deputados também aprovaram a criação de três novas câmaras de apelação e a limitação das medidas cautelares judiciais que poderiam suspender por algum recurso leis aprovadas pelo Parlamento.

Na quarta-feira (25), milhares de pessoas se concentraram em frente ao Congresso respondendo à convocação de diversas organizações para protestar contra a reforma. Para a oposição, ela representa uma “politização” do Poder Judiciário. Já o governo defende que as medidas significam uma “democratização” da Justiça.

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CAMPO DE REFUGIADOS SÍRIOS…

April 10, 2013

Syrian refugees update 2013

Another refugee camp opened today in Mrajeeb al-Fhood, Jordan, to accommodate the reported 1,500 to 2,000 Syrians fleeing to Jordan daily. Just over a year ago the Big Picture posted an entry of the growing number of people displaced due to the conflict that now has lasted over two years. The United Nations recently said a total of around 7,000 to 8,000 Syrians are leaving their country daily; there are 1.3 million Syrian refugees and almost 4 million more have been displaced inside Syria since the start of the conflict. Posted here is another glimpse of daily life for those displaced since the beginning of this year. — Lloyd Young ( 37 photos total)

A Syrian internally displaced boy stands at the window of a tent in the Bab al-Hawa camp along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on March 18. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordanian police stand guard as Syrian refugees arrive at the new Mrajeeb al- Fhood refugee camp 20 km east of the city of Zarqa on April 10.The press spokesman for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Anmar Hmoud, said the camp which is 250 dunams (61.78 acres) in size and cost seven million dinars with funding from the United Arab Emirates, will receive up to 100 Syrian refugees daily. He said the number of Syrian refugees in the kingdom since the outbreak of the crisis in their country, which entered its third year, reached 483,314 refugees, according to the Jordanian news agency Petra. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

A newly-arrived Syrian refugee boy smiles at an Emirati Red Crescent worker upon his arrival with his family to the new Jordanian-Emirati refugee camp, Mrajeeb al-Fhood, in Zarqa, Jordan, on April 10. A second camp for Syrian refugees has opened in Jordan as more Syrians flee the civil war at home. The Jordanian-Emirati camp is the first funded by the United Arab Emirates and run by its Red Crescent Society in Jordan to assist families, single women, the disabled, and elderly. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

Guards stand at the entrance to Mrajeeb al-Fhood, a new refugee camp in Zarqa, Jordan, on April 10. A second camp for Syrian refugees has opened in Jordan as more Syrians flee the civil war at home. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

A view of the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees 2 kilometers from the Syrian border on the third day of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the country on March 13 in Amman, Jordan. The Royal couple are on the first leg of a tour of the Middle East taking in Qatar, Saudia Arabia and Oman. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

A Syrian woman carries her children near their makeshift refugee camp at the mountains of the city of Afrin, on the Syria-Turkey border, on March 28. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Syrian refugee children sit inside their tent at a small refugee camp, in Ketermaya village southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 14. The number of registered Syrian refugees jumped 10 percent in just one week to more than 1.1 million, a U.N. aid official said Thursday as France pushed for quickly lifting a European Union ban on arming Syrian rebels. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press) #

A Syrian internally displaced woman and child are reflected in a puddle of water in the Bab al-Hawa camp along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 18. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Syrian refugee at the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees 2 kilometers from the Syrian border on March 13. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

Mother and son Syrian refugees at the King Abdullah Refugee Camp on March 13. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

An internally displaced Syrian refugee child has a hair cut at a makeshift barber shop at the Azaz refugee camp along the Syrian-Turkish border on Feb. 19. Some 15,000 refugees, mainly from the northern regions of Syria are living in this camp with no running water or electricity, in winter temperature that drop to under zero centigrade at night. (Chris Huby/AFP/Getty Images) #

Children attend a class at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border on March 25. (Reuters) #

Syrian refugee children play in Sidon, southern Lebanon on March 6. A 19-year-old mother of two registered on Wednesday as the millionth refugee to flee Syria, part of an accelerating exodus that is piling pressure on neighboring host countries. (Ali Hashisho/Reuters) #

A Syrian refugee woman, holds teapots as she walks past her tent during the visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, chief Antonio Guterres, not seen. at a small refugee camp, in Ketermaya village southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 14. The number of registered Syrian refugees jumped 10 percent in just one week to more than 1.1 million, a U.N. aid official said Thursday as France pushed for quickly lifting a European Union ban on arming Syrian rebels. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press) #

Makeshift shops sell produce in the main thoroughfare as Syrian refugees go about their daily business in the Za’atari refugee camp on Jan. 30 in Za’atari, Jordan. Record numbers of refugees are fleeing the violence and bombings in Syria to cross the borders to safety in northern Jordan and overwhelming the Za’atari camp. The Jordanian government are appealing for help with the influx of refugees as they struggle to cope with the sheer numbers arriving in the country. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #

A Syrian refugee takes Syrian currency from the customers at his shop at Al Za’atri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on Feb. 21. (Ali Jarekji/Reuters) #

Syrian refugee women, wash their laundry in front of a Turkish military base, seen in the background, at Atmeh refugee camp in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, Syria, on Feb. 16. This rebel-controlled camp only yards from the border with Turkey houses some 16,000 people displaced by the civil war. But the U.N. and other major aid agencies best equipped to handle such a large-scale relief agency cannot reach them because they are inside Syria. That leaves the job to smaller organizations who can only provide a fraction of the needs. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press) #

Syrian refugee women work at a second hand clothes shop at the Al Za’atri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq near the border with Syria on March 6. UNHCR said the number of Syrians leaving their country has increased dramatically since the beginning of the year with more than 400,000, nearly half the total, leaving since Jan. 1. Most have fled to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt and some to North Africa and Europe, arriving traumatized, without possessions and having lost relatives. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

A Syrian refugee walks away after filling containers with clean water in the village of Kfarkahel, in the Koura district close to the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on Jan. 9 as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure for the next two days. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is already totaling 156,000, according to U.N. figures, and 200,000 according to the Lebanese government estimates. (Ibrahim Chalhou/AFP/Getty Images) #

Muddy boots belonging to Syrian refugees are seen at the entrance of a tent in a refugee camp near Azaz, north of Aleppo province, Syria, on Feb 18. According to some Syrian activists, after the increase in air strikes, the number of displaced people in the refugee camp of Azaz has grown in the last weeks of 6000 to 9000. (Manu Brabo/Associated Press) #

A Syrian refugee removes water and mud around his tent, at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, on Jan. 8. Syrian refugees in a Jordanian camp attacked aid workers with sticks and stones on Tuesday, frustrated after cold, howling winds swept away their tents and torrential rains flooded muddy streets overnight. Police said seven aid workers were injured. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

Newly arrived Syrian refugees wait for their turn to receive a mattress, blankets and other supplies, and to be assigned to tents, at the Zaatari Syrian refugees camp in Mafraq, near the Syrian border with Jordan on Jan. 28. Jordan has set up a security cordon around a sprawling Syrian refugee camp in the country’s north in an effort to curb rising crime and lawlessness among its residents, a Jordanian official said. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres (4th right) is welcomed into Syrian tent during his visit to the Nizip refugee camp in Gaziantep on March 10. The number of Syrian refugees, already past the million mark, could double or triple by the end of the year if no solution is found to the conflict, Guterres said. (Veli Gurgah/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Syrian family who fled their home from Aleppo register, at the UNHCR center in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on March 6. The number of Syrians who have fled their war-ravaged country and are seeking assistance has now topped the one million mark, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday warning that Syria is heading towards a “full-scale disaster.” (Bilal Hussein/Associated Press) #

Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, greets Syrian refugee children at a school during her visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Kilis, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey, on March 13. (Orhan Cicek/Anadolu Agency via Associated Press) #

Syrian refugees wait to register their names after their arrival at the Al ‘Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, on March 6. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

Jordanin Police keep guard as Syrian refugees look on at the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees 2 kilometers from the Syrian border on the third day of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the country on March 13. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

Jordanian firefighters and Syrian refugees extinguish a fire at the Al Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on March 8. The fire, caused by gas, did not result in any death or injuries, but damaged some 35 tents at the camp. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

Syrian refugee women cry during a fire at the Al Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on March 8. The fire, caused by gas, did not result in any death or injuries, but damaged some 35 tents at the camp. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

A newly arrived Syrian refugee receives aid and rations at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on Jan. 25. The United Nations on Friday urged Syria’s neighbors to keep open their borders to civilians fleeing the intensifying conflict and said that the refugee exodus into Jordan was “absolutely dramatic”. More than 30,000 Syrians have arrived in Jordan’s main Zaatri camp this year, including 4,400 on Thursday and another 2,000 overnight, it said. Most were fleeing fighting in the southern area of Deraa, food and fuel shortages and high prices. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) #

A Syrian refugee girl carries her sister, as she listens to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, chief Antonio Guterres, not seen, during his visit to a Syrian refugee camp, in Ketermaya village southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 14. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press) #

The shadows of Syrian refugees in a tent are seen at Bab al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border, on January 13. (Muzaffar Salman/Reuters) #

Syrian children cry inside a tent at a refugee camp in the city of Tyre, in southern Lebanon on Jan. 31. The United Nations said on April 9 it will halt food aid to 400,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon next month unless it receives urgent new funding. The cash shortage is part of a wider financial shortfall that the organization says is threatening its efforts to help nearly 1.3 million Syrian refugees and almost 4 million more people displaced inside Syria by the two-year conflict. (Ali Hashisho/Reuters) #

Syrian refugee children play as they wave their hands in Sidon, southern Lebanon on March 6. (Ali Hashisho/Reuters) #

Syrian refugees at the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees 2 kilometers from the Syrian border on March 13. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) #

A Syrian refugee watches a television broadcast of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaking in Damascus, in their container at the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on Jan. 6. Assad made his first public appearance in months on Sunday, calling for a “full national mobilization” to fight against rebels he described as al Qaeda terrorists. (Majed Jaber/Reuters) #

A Syrian refugee stands on top of a water tank at the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan, on Jan 9. Tens of thousands of Syrians are flowing into Jordan a month, many with no money and resources. A significant number of women in the Zaatari camp, which houses some 120,000 refugees, fled with their children but not their husbands and have little or no source of income. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press) #

 

MARATONA…

With thousands of runners still on the course at the Boston Marathon, two explosions rocked Boylston Street just yards from the finish line. The blasts ripped through crowded spectator viewing stands. The death toll as we publish stands at three and is expected to rise, with over 140 others injured and transported to local hospitals. No arrests have been made. Please follow Boston.com for further updates. (WARNING: Some images are graphic.) (32 photos total)

The scene at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon when one of the two bombs exploded. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)

A second explosion goes off (rear) as Bill Iffrig was blown to the ground by the first explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff) #

Victims of the explosion lay on the ground in shock at the scene of the explosion. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)#

Police officers run with their guns drawn as they hear the second explosion down the street. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)#

An injured person is wheeled across the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)#

Destruction and victims at the site of the explosion. Barricades hindered the help from getting to the injured. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)#

Two officials run away from the first explosion. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)#

People leave the bleachers at the finish line after the explosion. ( David L Ryan/Globe Staff )#

An injured woman is tended to at the scene of the explosion on Boylston Street. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)#

A woman looks on as runners pass near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon. ( Alex Trautwig/Getty Images) #

Runners who had not finished the race were stopped before the Massachusetts Avenue overpass on Commonwealth Avenue. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) #

A man comforts a victim on the sidewalk at the scene of the first explosion. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)#

A victim is moved out of the scene in a wheelchair. ( David L. Ryan/Globe Staff) #

A Boston Marathon runner, center, is reunited with loved ones near Copley Square following the explosion. (Winslow Townson/Associated Press) #

A child is comforted after explosions went off at the Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)#

A victim of the explosion is helped onto a stretcher. ( David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)#

A victim is helped on the sidewalk of Boylston Street. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)#

Bomb victims are pushed to safety. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)#

A man walks the scene of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (The Daily Free Press, Kenshin Okubo/The Daily Free Press via Associated Press) #

A Boston Marathon runner is comforted in the aftermath of two blasts. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press) #

People tend to an injured woman. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff) #

A runner embraces another woman on the Boston Marathon route near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)#

Katherine Swierk (left) is reunited with her aunt Terry Days (center) and friend Jocelyn Cacio outside Copley Square in Boston after explosions during the Boston Marathon. (John Blanding/Globe Staff)#

Spectators were evacuated from the scene. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)#

People on Boylston Street check their devices for news of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)#

Justine Franco of Montpelier, Vt., holds up a sign near Copley Square in Boston looking for her missing friend, April, who was running in her first Boston Marathon. (Winslow Townson/Associated Press) #

Women desperate to hear from loved ones can’t enter the scene at the marathon. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff) #

A couple run from the scene of the explosions with a stroller. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)#

A frightened child is taken from the scene of the second explosion. (Bill Hoenk for the Boston Globe) #

A man is helped with his bleeding leg at the scene of the first explosion.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff) #

President Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking at the White House following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)#

A woman prays at the scene of the explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff) #

FOTOS DO TERREMOTO NA CHINA…

April 24, 2013

China earthquake: Sichuan province 2013

A powerful earthquake hit the Sichuan province of China near Ya’an city over the weekend reportedly killing some 200 people. Thousands of rescue workers have been deployed to help feed, treat, and house the displaced residents and help clear roads blocked by landslides in the remote area. The quake comes just short of five years after a massive quake in the same region killed some 70,000 people. — Lloyd Young ( 46 photos total)

A woman whose relatives were killed in Saturday’s earthquake cries while sitting on a pile of rubble in Lingguan township in Baoxing county of southwest China’s Sichuan province on April 22. The earthquake in Sichuan province killed some 200 people, injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing, mostly in the rural communities around Ya’an city, along the same fault line where a devastating quake to the north killed more than 70,000 people in Sichuan and neighboring areas five years ago in one of China’s worst natural disasters. (Associated Press)

Rescuers save an injured woman after an earthquake hit Baosheng Township in Lushan County, Ya’an City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on April 20. Rescuers poured into a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday. (Xinhua/Reuters) #

People running during aftershocks to avoid falling rocks on their way to the city of Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 21. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China that has left some 200 dead. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A Chinese soldier helps a man to search belongings in his broken house due to earthquake in Lushan country, southwestern China’s Sichuan province, on April 21. (Wu Hong/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A Chinese man carries his injured son in a makeshift hospital in Taiping town of Lushan County, Sichuan Province, China, on April 23. The death toll rose to at least 188 by April 22, with 25 people missing and 11,950 injured, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. The ministry said 1.72 million people were affected by the quake, while an initial estimate by the International Red Cross on Saturday put the number needing emergency shelter, water and food at 120,000. The China Earthquake Administration (CEA) recorded a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, while the US Geological Survey said it had measured 6.9. (How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency) #

Survivor Chen Zhirong comforts her 18-month-old son next to debris at a village on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province, on April 21. (Jason Lee/Reuters) #

Rescuers and residents use a wooden door to transport an injured man near Lingguan town of Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 20. (Reuters) #

Injured people receive medical treatment at the People’s Hospital after a strong magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county, Sichuan province, on April 20. (Xinhua/Reuters) #

A general view shows landslide in the Baoxing country, southwestern China’s Sichuan province, on April 22. (Wu Hong/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A man recovers his wedding photo from the wreckage of his house after Saturday’s earthquake in Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province, on April 21. Rescuers struggled to reach a remote, rural corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country’s worst earthquake in three years climbed to 208 with almost 1,000 serious injuries. (Rooney Chen/Reuters) #

A damaged Buddha statue is seen beside a road on the second day after an earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya’an, Sichuan province, on April 22. (Jason Lee/Reuters) #

A child gets treatment in a military field hospital in the county seat of Lushan in Sichuan province, China, on April 22. The efforts under way in the mountainous province after a quake Saturday that killed some 200 people showed that the government has continued to hone its disaster reaction long considered a crucial leadership test in China since a much more devastating earthquake in 2008, also in Sichuan, and another one in 2010 in the western region of Yushu. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #

Earthquake survivors rest in a military field hospital in the county seat of Lushan in Sichuan province, China, on April 22. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #

Residents walking home on the road full of fallen rocks in the disaster-hit area in Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan province on April 21. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A man walking on a road blocked by fallen rocks after an earthquake in Taiping township, Lushan county, in the city of Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 21. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Yang Huan cries while waiting for workers to clear a landslide, in which she believes her husband is buried, after Saturday’s earthquake, near Lingguan town of Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 22. Rescuers struggled to reach a remote, rural corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing climbed. (Aly Song/Reuters) #

People walk next to a crack on the road after Saturday’s earthquake in Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 21. (China Daily/Reuters) #

A clock is seen amidst the debris of a collapsed house after a strong earthquake, at Longmen village, Lushan county, Ya’an, Sichuan province, on April 20. The earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. (Reuters) #

A rescuer walks in front of a damaged building after Saturday’s earthquake in Lingguan town of Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on April 22. (Aly Song/Reuters) #

Policemen having a meeting under the light of an electric light at a temporary settlement in Lingguan Middle School in Baoxing county of Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers on April 22 as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A girl holding a candle in her hands while people gather to pray for disaster-hit Yaan in Daqing, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province on April 21. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers on April 22 as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Students light candles to pray for quake victims on April 22 in Shaoxing, China. (Chinafotopress/Getty Images) #

Villagers carry the coffin of a man killed after the earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan Province, on April 22. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A man cries as he burns offering in front of the body of his relative after Saturday’s earthquake, in Qingren township of Lushan county, Sichuan province, on April 21. (Reuters) #

Chinese paramilitary policemen direct people to walk on rocks fallen due to a landslide triggered by a strong quake in Baosheng township of Lushan county, in southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 21. (Associated Press) #

A woman stands on a collapsed house in Longmen township, one of the seriously-damaged towns in disaster-hit Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 23. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A view of a bedroom damaged by the earthquake in Longmen Village, of Lushan County, Sichuan Province, China, on April 22. (European Pressphoto Agency) #

Tents on the playground in a middle school in Tianquan county of Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province on April 22. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers on April 22 as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A woman looks at her child as they rest among the wreckage after Saturday’s earthquake in Lingguan town of Baoxing county on April 21. (China Daily/Reuters) #

People watch TV news at a temporary settlement in Lingguan Middle School in Baoxing county of Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 22. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A boy plays with his mother in a temporary settlement in Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 22. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Children play near tents set up in the aftermath of an earthquake that struck the county seat of Lushan in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, on April 22. After dynamiting through landslide-blocked roads, Chinese relief crew hurried food, water and other supplies into the rural hills of Sichuan province Monday, two days after the earthquake. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #

People gather to charge their phones and electric bikes at a temporary power supply station in Longmen township in Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 21. Thousands of rescue workers combed through flattened villages in southwest China on April 21 in a race to find survivors from a powerful quake. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Earthquake survivors line up for free food in the rain on April 23 in Lushan of Ya An, China. (Getty Images) #

Local residents having a family gathering meal outside their damaged home after the earthquake in Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province on April 22. Tens of thousands of homeless survivors of China’s devastating quake are living in makeshift tents or on the streets, facing shortages of food and supplies as well as an uncertain future. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A child watches as others sleep in a temporary shelter under a bridge in the disaster-hit area in Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 21. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A driver looks out of his window as vehicles are stuck in traffic at an intersection for roads into disaster areas in Lushan County of Ya’an, Sichuan Province, China, on April 22. (European Pressphoto Agency) #

Residents in Lingguan township of Baoxing county gather on the street with banners saying “I am cold and hungry” to appeal for support and attention about the relief supply shortage after the earthquake in Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 23. Landslides caused by aftershocks has been isolating Baoxing county, making it hard for relief supply to reach the seriously damaged Lingguan Township.Tens of thousands of homeless survivors of China’s devastating quake are living in makeshift tents or on the streets, facing shortages of food and supplies as well as an uncertain future. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Rescuers take a break on the road in the disaster-hit area in Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 21. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China. (AFP/Getty Images) #

People fall asleep at the power supply station at a temporary settlement in Lingguan Middle School in Baoxing county of Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 22. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Children salute passing vehicles carrying rescuers and volunteers as they hold cardboards with messages of gratitude, after Saturday’s earthquake, in Lushan county, Sichuan province, on April 23. (Jianan Yu/Reuters) #

A rescue worker sterilizes a damaged house after Saturday’s earthquake hit Lushan county, Ya’an, Sichuan province, on April 22. Hundreds of survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 200 people in southwest China pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. (Darley Shen/Reuters) #

Rescuers working to clear up the blocked road to Baoxing county, in the city of Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 22. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers on April 22 as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A rescuer sitting by the side of a blocked road to monitor fallen rocks on the way to Baoxing county, in the city of Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 22. (AFP/Getty Images) #

A survivor reacts as she stands in her damaged house after a strong earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya’an, Sichuan province, on April 21. (Jason Lee/Reuters) #

A Chinese national flag is placed on ruins of damaged houses in Longmen township, one of the seriously-damaged towns in disaster-hit Yaan, southwest China’s Sichuan province, on April 23. Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers on April 22 as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China. (AFP/Getty Images) #