Brazilian stories you may have missed during the holidays

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The end-of-year holidays are usually a quiet period for Brazilian politics and business, as Congress and the Supreme Court take a month-long recess, and most of the population enjoys its summer vacations. However, with the increasingly powerful role of Brazil’s legislative branch, an oddly large number of laws were sanctioned on the days between Christmas and the New Year, some of them receiving important vetoes from President Jair Bolsonaro. Elsewhere, the drone killing of Iranian general Qassim Soleimani came as a shock, leading everyone to consider how an escalation of violence between the U.S. and Iran may affect...

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