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Brazil Considers Changing Port Law to Spur Economic Investment

Changes to Brazil's 2013 Port Law are in the works as government officials look for new ways to increase foreign investment in the country.

Medical Device ‘Prosthetic Mafia’ Faces Fraud Lawsuits

As Brazil goes from one legal scandal to the next, it seems now the medical device industry is taking its turn in the eye of the storm.

Law on Privatizing Electric Utility Assets Paves Way for More Auctions

A new law allowing the privatization of electric utility assets has led to the sale of Celg-D, a piece of Brazil's state-owned Electrobras, to Italy's Enel.

Supreme Court Rules for Animal Rights Over Cultural Tradition

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Brazilian sporting tradition of "vaquejada" runs afoul of the animal protections enshrined in the constitution.

Weakened Anti-Corruption Bill Sparks Outrage

As support for new anti-corruption measures grows among Brazilians, lawmakers try to appease the public by passing watered-down legislation.

Judge Allows Foreign National Charged with Ticket Scalping to Return Home

A judge in Brazil has allowed a foreign national charged with scalping tickets to the Olympic Games to return home for medical treatment prior to his trial.

Campaign Finance Law Brings Unintended Consequences

Elections in Brazil have historically been corporate-financed affairs, but a new campaign finance law means funding must come from elsewhere.

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