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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 »

Ministry of Agriculture bans sale of 6 brands of olive oil

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply banned the sale of six brands of olive oil after the inspection found fraudulent products unfit for consumption. The counterfeit products had an oil mixture without the presence of olive oil. The Oliveiras do Conde, Quinta Lusitana, Quinta D’Oro, Évora, Costanera and Olivais do Porto brands should be collected from supermarket shelves and… Read more »

Three ministers resume deputy mandate to vote on reform

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The Minister of the House, Onyx Lorenzoni, will temporarily resume his term as federal deputy from Tuesday as he “makes a point” to cast his vote in favor of pension reform in the House. Onyx is considered to be the government’s main advocate for reform with Congress and must also closely follow the voting process. Two other ministers, Tereza Cristina… Read more »

FAB fighters intercept a plane carrying 500kg of cocaine in Roraima

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Two FAB (Brazilian Air Force) fighters intercepted on Saturday a plane carrying 500kg of cocaine in Caracaraí, a city 130 km from Boa Vista, Roraima. According to the FAB, the aircraft, a Cessna C206 with PT-JSN prefix, was intercepted and instructed to land at Boa Vista airport, but the pilot refused to follow the instructions and made an unauthorized forced… Read more »

‘We have two years to reduce and eliminate taxes,’ says Guedes

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Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Thursday that the government had two years to “simplify, eliminate and reduce taxes,” referring to the period scheduled for the agreement between Mercosur and the European Union to start coming into force. Before actually starting, the agreement must be approved by the congresses of the countries participating in the blocs. Guedes makes a presentation… Read more »

‘Deforestation rates in the Amazon are manipulated,’ says Minister Augusto Heleno

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GSI’s Chief Minister of Institutional Security, Reserve General Augusto Heleno, said deforestation rates in the Amazon were “manipulated” when asked about the growing international concern over the environmental policy of Jair Bolsonaro’s government. “The Amazon is Brazilian and we have to take care of it. These deforestation rates are manipulated. If you add the percentages that you have announced to… 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 »

Senate may vote for a bill that forces prisoners to reimburse their expenses

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The bill that obliges the prisoner to reimburse the state’s expenses for their maintenance can be voted this week in the Senate plenary. The proposal was ruled in May but returned to the Commission on Human Rights and Participatory Legislation (CDH), where it was approved with amendments. Some lawmakers feared that the imposition of payment would lead the prisoner to… Read more »

Brazil extracts about 2 grams of gold per inhabitant in 5 years

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Brazil is historically a major gold producer. In the last five years, 406 tons of precious metal have been mined, according to data from the National Mining Agency (ANM) raised at the request of the R7. It means that the country produces, on average, 81.2 tons per year. The amount is equivalent for each of Brazil’s 209 million inhabitants to… 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 »