One year ago, still as a federal judge, Sergio Moro spoke about the need for a “real plan against corruption.” He endorsed a set of measures proposed by federal prosecutors in 2016 — and signed by 2 million people — but which was shelved by Congress. Now, as Minister of Justice, Mr. Moro has the chance to get his way. On February 4, he presented his “anti-crime law,’ a set of proposals aimed at combatting white-collar crimes, which in large part revisit many of the aspects presented two and a half years ago.
Mr. Moro’s proposal would alter 14 points in Brazil’s Penal Code and touches on some controversial issues. Below, we break down the main changes: