Brazil plans to invest in research and innovation by putting money into a new research fund managed by the Capes Foundation.
Brazil's National Council of Justice held that foreign documents legalized (rather than apostilled) in Brazilian consulates are still valid.
HSBC Holdings plc, the largest lender in Europe, has agreed to pay a 300 million euro fine to settle tax evasion charges filed by the French government.
Brazilian law classifies the carrying of certain firearms as a “heinous crime” and increases the penalty for those caught with illegal weapons.
A 2017 study conducted by Datafolha suggests that Brazilians view friendship, honesty, respect, trust, and patience as the most important personal values.
Brazilian President Michel Temer signed a decree that will give discounts of up to 60 percent on environmental fines in exchange for services.