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By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - For the 1.6 million Brazilians who put their names to the "Ficha Limpa" (Clean Record) petition, the news last week was just what they had been waiting for: the Federal Election Board ("Tribunal Superior Eleitoral" – TSE) finally ruled that the newly passed law to help prevent corruption in government will be applicable in this year's October general election.

Law 9840 prevents candidates who have been convicted of any one . . .

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