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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A judicial discussion of whether or not Brazil would enter the list of nations that decriminalize the possession of certain drugs for personal use has been postponed. It was due to return to the country’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian federal government announced on Wednesday that it would disburse R$1.2 billion for the construction of new prisons and the modernization of the Brazilian penal system. The investments, say...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court (STF) in Brazil ruled this week that convicted criminals who have lost their first appeal should be remanded to prison to await further appeals. Until today those...

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