Author Archives: Júlio P Silva

Father and son suspected of joining Italian mafia will be arrested in SP

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The two suspected members of the Italian mafia arrested in Praia Grande, São Paulo coast, were transferred on Monday night to the Federal Police Superintendence in the capital. Yesterday, PF agents seized with them about $770,000 in cash, plus $24,400 USD and 6,165 euros. Also found were three pistols, ammunition, and almost 4 kg of a white powder that investigators… Read more »

Chemical castration of rapist is unconstitutional, lawyers say

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The Styvenson Valentine senator’s bill (We-RN) which provides for the voluntary chemical castration for repeat offenders convicted of crimes of rape and sexual harassment is unconstitutional and violates human rights, according to the evaluation of lawyers and experts. By the proposal presented, the convict who accepted this treatment would be granted parole. The text is awaiting an opinion in the… Read more »

Brazil has the worst exchange rate for June in almost four decades

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Pressured by financial market performance, the foreign exchange flow registered the worst result for June months since 1982, when the indicator started to be released. According to the Central Bank, last month $8.286 billion more went out of the country than entered the country at the contracted exchange rate. The foreign exchange flow considers not only the effective dollar inflows… Read more »

House will use $20 million to reform parliamentary offices

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The difficult times of fiscal adjustments did not prevent the House of Representatives from deciding to spend $20 million to reform 81 parliamentary offices and include a bathroom in each. The rooms are located in the so-called annex 3, one of the buildings adjacent to the main congress building. The wing houses the only offices without their own bathrooms. In… Read more »

Guedes talks about halving gas canister prices

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The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, said on Thursday that the price of gas cylinders can fall up to 50% with the opening of the sector market in the country, because of greater competition between companies. Last Monday, the National Council for Energy Policy approved the resolution with guidelines to start the opening of the gas market in Brazil. Currently,… Read more »

Bolsonaro defends free baggage veto on flights

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President Jair Bolsonaro defended on Saturday the veto regarding the free baggage on domestic flights this week. The president sanctioned the 100% opening of the capital for foreign airlines but vetoed the rule that prevented airlines from charging up to 23 kg for luggage above 31 seats on domestic flights. Bolsonaro told reporters that the role of president has “burdens… Read more »

Assembly bans plastic straws in bars and restaurants of SP

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The Legislative Assembly of Sao Paulo approved on Thursday a bill that prohibits bars, restaurants and other commercial establishments in the state to provide plastic straws to consumers. The text states that anyone who wants to distribute straws will have to use products in recyclable paper, edible or biodegradable material. The project still goes to the sanction of the governor… Read more »

AM prisons will have federal intervention for 90 days

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The task force of intervention of the Ministry of Justice in Amazonas (AM) will stay in the state for 90 days, counting from Tuesday when part of the team arrived in Manaus. According to a decree published in the Official Gazette, the officers will perform activities and services of custody, surveillance, and custody of prisoners. The operation will have logistical… Read more »