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By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Discussion of a Senate bill that would change Brazil's penal code to include harsher sentences against those who engage in vandalism during protests has been postponed until after the FIFA World Cup, Agência Brasil reported this week.

The news comes just three days after the federal government said it would no longer support any of the two anti-vandalism bills that are up for discussion in Congress. Earlier this year, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?