From the Office of the United States Trade Representative
Avoid Imposition of Countermeasures Against U.S. Exports, U.S. Intellectual
Washington, D.C. - Today, United States
Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
announced that the United...
ever we hated to say "we told you so", this is that
moment. The U.S./Brazil dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies  has landed the U.S. on the wrong side of a
WTO ruling, resulting in sanctions. Brazil has already identified 102
U.S. products on which it will now impose those (sanctioned...
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 contender has been ordered to return her 4-year...
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 to regain custody of his 4-year-old son. The...
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, widely known as the World Court, said Wednesday...
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 Law").
The proposed law is the result of...
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 list of favored taxation
countries or dependencies...
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 People’s Republic of China.) The BRIC nations...
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 are subject, in order to bring more flexibility...
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
man accused of having had sex with three 12-year...
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
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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 who spent three years in Full
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 that it Full
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by Leonardo Rocha e Silva and Jose Alexandre Buaiz Neto
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
change the Brazilian competition system significantly...