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Brazil: Protests Threaten Government Stability, But Not Its Reform Agenda

On 4 December thousands of people gathered in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for protests in defense of the Federal Police Lava Jato investigations after the Chamber of Deputies tried to water down an anti-corruption bill last week. The bill was originally forwarded to Congress by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) with the backing of 2mn individual signatures. It contained 10 anti-corruption measures, ranging from strengthening the judiciary’s confiscation powers to assigning greater responsibility to political parties in corruption cases involving their members.

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