Politicians Aim to Weaken Brazil’s Proposed Anti-Crime Legislation

Revelations alleging a lack of impartiality on the part of Justice Minister Sérgio Moro during his time as a judge may have tainted the proposed anti-crime bill and given an opening for its critics to weaken the legislation.

Column By C.H. Gardiner

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A package of anti-crime laws proposed by the Jair Bolsonaro administration is facing significant changes by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies.

Lawmakers have said that there “is no climate” for some of the more severe changes proposed by the administration. This follows revelations by The Intercept that the bill’s chief architect, Justice Minister Sérgio Moro, failed to be impartial in his treatment of former Brazilian President . . .

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