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Volkswagen to pay reparations for dictatorship involvement

Today: Volkswagen reckons with its past. The impeachment of Rio de Janeiro’s governor. A massive merger that will challenge antitrust authorities. And the progression of the coronavirus in the country.

Volkswagen apologizes for role during dictatorship

German automaker Volkswagen will pay BRL 36 million (USD 6.44 million) in reparations and donations to the families of victims of the Brazilian dictatorship — as well as to human rights initiatives. The payments are part of a settlement that will end three criminal investigations into the company’s role in assisting the Department of Social and Political Order (DOPS) — Brazil’s former political police...

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