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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After more than twenty years of discussions, the issue of reducing the onset of criminal responsibility from eighteen to sixteen years of age is once again in the forefront of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ECA, or Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente (Child and Adolescent Statute) in Brazil has released a report signifying 25 years of operation, and despite successes in reducing infant...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon will today focus on Brazilian criminal law. “Boring!” you say, but you are wrong. This disquisition focuses on a proposed Constitutional Amendment (#171) that would lower the age of...

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