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How Brazil’s Congress wants to help Temer and Lula avoid prison

How Brazil's Congress wants to help Temer and Lula avoid prison
Brazil’s Congress wants to extend legal benefits. Photo: Beto Barata/PR
How Brazil's Congress wants to help Temer and Lula avoid prison
Brazil’s Congress wants to extend legal benefits. Photo: Beto Barata/PR

On Wednesday, the Brazilian House’s Justice Committee approved a bill to revoke legal privileges enjoyed by politicians at the federal level – the so-called “foro privilegiado.” According to this legal instrument, which was created in 1988, members of all branches of...

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