Brazil’s Moro Delivers New Anti-Crime Bill to Congress

The anti-crime bill provides for changes in fourteen laws, including Brazil’s Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Criminal Execution Law, Hedonic Crimes Act, and Electoral Code.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, signed on Tuesday (February 19th), the country’s anti-crime bill. Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro, responsible for the text, said that the bill shows that the government will not give in to crime.

"The project does not solve all the problems, but it is an important to move in the right direction; to start a virtuous cycle that we hope will progressively reduce those problems (corruption, organized crime)," said the minister.

During his speech at the signing ceremony, the minister recalled . . .

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