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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sérgio Moro, has suffered yet another defeat during the anti-crime package discussion in the Chamber of Deputies.

The working group analyzing the bill rejected -- by eight votes to three -- the proposal to allow defendants who have confessed to their crimes to be handed a lighter sentence, the so-called "plea bargain".

Moro's proposal would establish in Brazil a legal framework common to . . .

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