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It’s the law in Brazil — immigrants welcomed

In recent weeks, international headlines regarding Brazil have focused on the country’s widening corruption scandal, including allegations leveled against President Michel Temer.

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Congress Approves New Immigration Law

Brazil's congress has approved a new immigration law guaranteeing the same rights to foreign residents as to native-born Brazilians.

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Brazilian Senate approves new Migration Law providing equal rights to foreigners

On Wednesday, the Senate approved the new Migration Law that guarantees the same rights for immigrants and native Brazilians. In addition to regulating the entry and exit of foreigners into the country, the text establishes fundamental rights and responsibilities.

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Brazilian Congress prepares to pass Temer’s pension reform

With the end of the waiting period for the Brazilian deputies and senators to present amendments to President Michel Temer's pension reform on Friday, March 17, the Lower House of the National Congress has scheduled to discuss and vote on the measure by April 6.

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Brazil could ease foreign land ownership limits by June - minister

Brazil could pass a law by the end of June to lift limits on foreign purchases of agricultural land, the Agriculture Minister said in an interview, adding he supported maintaining some restrictions to ensure farms were put to productive use.

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Brazil Close to Granting Amnesty to Foreigners

This week, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved a new Immigration Law which will create a roadmap for those with ‘irregular’ status in Brazil to obtain residency.

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Brazil Seeks to Open Defense Industry to Foreign Participation

Brazil’s government is preparing a bill to ease restrictions on foreign ownership in its defense industry to help attract technology and cash.

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Brazil Needs More Progress on Terrorism Finance, FATF Says

The Financial Action Task Force, an anti-money-laundering standards body, praised Brazil for taking steps to improve its laws against terrorism financing, but also said that it would consider “taking other measures” if shortcomings aren’t addressed by February 2017.

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Garry Authors Article on Proposed Section 385 Tax Regulations

Partner Kristen Garry (Washington, DC-Tax) recently authored an article for the Journal of Taxation of Financial Products titled “Are the Proposed Code Sec. 385 Regulations, Which Represent Significant Changes in Law, in Part, Impermissible Retroactive?”

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Moro, a 42-year-old telegenic federal judge, is the main protagonist in Brazil’s real-life edition of The Untouchables. Moro has led the prosecution of a brazen corruption scheme that siphoned $3 billion from Petrobras, the national oil company, to the pockets of politicians and officials.

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