Brazil May Vote on Oil Royalties Again

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deputies and senators from non-oil producing states have secured enough signatures to force a vote on President Dilma Rousseff’s partial veto of a controversial oil royalties bill. The politicians want the vote to take place before the year’s end, according to Agência Brasil.

Rousseff recently used her presidential veto to remove a provision in the bill that would have distributed royalties from existing oil concessions more evenly between . . .

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