Bill Increasing Penalties for Racism is Passed in Rio de Janeiro State

Under the proposal, perpetrators may be warned, lose benefits such as access to state credits, and have to pay fines ranging from R$3,400 (US$850) to R$34,000. Penalties will be doubled in case of repeated offenses.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ) enacted this week the bill proposed by deputy Carlos Minc, increasing the penalties to individuals, commercial establishments, industrial facilities, and other institutions that discriminate any citizen on account of their race, color, and ethnicity, religion

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