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Lula da Silva government may create parallel “penal code” to punish “threats to democracy”

By Diógenes Freire

According to the secretary of legislative affairs at the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, socialist parliamentarian Elias Vaz (PSB-GO), the portfolio discusses the creation of a kind of parallel “penal code” to toughen and speed up punishments against those who allegedly commit crimes against the democratic rule of law.

The information was raised by the newspaper O Globo, this Wednesday (18).

The Ministry of Justice is expected to present a package of laws to Lula da Silva within five days.

The package could include the creation of a new public security force to protect the

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