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Brazil’s Congress takes the first step to repeal a dictatorship law

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, approved on Tuesday, May 4th, a bill to repeal a security law in force since the military dictatorship (1964-1985) and used by the government of Jair Bolsonaro to investigate critics and opponents.

The proposal, which the Senate must now analyze, seeks to bury the so-called National Security Law, enacted in 1983, which defined a series of crimes against "the political and social order", including those committed against the figure of the head of state.

"The deputies have done something historic by changing an old concept that needed to be . . .

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