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Brazil president to receive apologies for torture
Posted on 21 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

SAO PAULO (AP) - The Rio de Janeiro state government said Friday it will apologize to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for the human rights abuses she suffered during the country's 1961-1985 dictatorship. Rousseff is a former leftist guerrilla... Read More

Brazil lawmakers investigate human rights abuses
Posted on 7 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

BRASILIA Brazil (AP) - Brazilian legislators have started investigating human rights abuses committed during the South American country's past military regime. Congresswoman Luiza Erundina tells reporters the move is meant to Full version (available... Read More

Brazil truth commission to probe only junta crimes
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

SAO PAOLO (AP) - Brazil's Truth Commission will investigate only human rights abuses committed by the country's former dictatorship, not any crimes committed by opponents of the 1964-1985 regime. The commission said Tuesday on its website... Read More

Brazil: Critics slam court's underage sex verdict
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

BRASILIA Brazil (AP) - Human rights advocates in Brazil have slammed a recent appeals court ruling that found that having sex with a minor does not necessarily constitute statutory rape. The Superior Court of Justice ruled earlier this week that a... Read More

'Recent Antitrust Enforcement in Latin America: What Every U.S. Company Needs to Know' Webcast Is Feb. 24 (CLE)
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

Presented by Association of Corporate Counsel's International Legal Affairs Committee and Sponsored by Crowell & Moring LLP Latin American antitrust enforcers are now more active than ever. In Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina - Latin America's... Read More

Walter Stuber on Current Regulations for Debentures and Financial Bills in Brazil
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

By Walter Stuber A new law for the Brazilian legal regime of debentures was established in June 2011, which introduced important changes to the Brazilian Corporation Law (BCL). 1 The law's aim is to improve and adapt the system to which debentures... Read More

Favored Taxation Countries and Privileged Fiscal Regimes in Brazil
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

by Walter Stuber Brasil recently adopted new laws on taxation to implement many of the OECD guidelines to provide for transparency and assure revenue collection. Brazilian law now defines many new terms for tax purposes, and its recently updated... Read More

New Rules on Merger Notifications in Brazil
Posted on 12 Nov 2012 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

by Leonardo Rocha e Silva and Jose Alexandre Buaiz Neto Excerpt: On 29 May 2012, the new Brazilian Competition Act (Law No. 12529, enacted on 30 November 2011) (Act) became effective, replacing the former law enacted in 1994. The new Act will... Read More

Intellectual Property Rights Blowing in the Wind
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by Henry Z. Horbaczewski and Iris C. Geik

If ever we hated to say "we told you so", this is that moment. The U.S./Brazil dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies [1] has landed the U.S. on the wrong side of a WTO ruling, resulting in sanctions. Brazil has already identified 102 U.S. products... Read More

Brazil holds public comment period on proposed revisions to 1998 Copyright Law
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by Walter W. Palmer and Cristina Pinheiro Palmer

On June 14, 2010, the Executive Office of the President released a proposed law intended to "modernize" the existing statute governing authorial and connected rights in Brazil, Federal Law No. 9.610 of 1998 (hereinafter, "the Copyright... Read More

U.S., Brazil Agree Upon Path Toward Negotiated Solution of Cotton Dispute
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

From the Office of the United States Trade Representative Would Avoid Imposition of Countermeasures Against U.S. Exports, U.S. Intellectual Property Rights Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Secretary... Read More

Brazilian judge orders boy returned to US father
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SAO PAULO - (AP) For the second time in four months, a judge has ordered a Brazilian to relinquish custody of a child to his U.S. father. In this case, Hilma Aparecida Caldeira, a former member of Brazil's national volleyball team and ex-Olympic... Read More

Honduras drops World Court case against Brazil
Posted on 19 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

AMSTERDAM - (AP) The U.N.'s highest court says Honduras has dropped a case accusing Brazil of meddling in its internal affairs by allowing ousted President Manuel Zelaya to stay at one of its embassies in 2009. The International Court of Justice... Read More

Brazil mom keeps son for now in fight with US dad
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

RIO DE JANEIRO - (AP) Brazil's top appeals court says a young boy must stay with his Brazilian mother and not his American father until a final ruling is made in their international abduction case. Kelvin Birotte of Houston, Texas, has been fighting... Read More

Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) Laws Toolbox
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff (BRIC)

B razil R ussia I ndia C hina Laws Toolbox Welcome to LexisNexis B.R.I.C.Laws toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the new emerging economic bloc composed of the nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the... Read More