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Federal Court suspends the purchase of armored vehicles by the Brazilian Army

On Monday morning (Dec. 5), the Federal Regional Court of the 1st Region (TRF-1) suspended the purchase of 98 Italian armored cars and tanks by the Brazilian Army.

The preliminary injunction decision followed a popular action that questioned the investment given the cuts of R$5.7 (US$1.1) billion.

The 900 million euro acquisition was to be closed this Monday, with the delivery of the first two vehicles within six months.

In granting the request, TRF-1 judge Wilson Alves de Souza also accepted the argument that there was no emergency in the acquisition of the armored . . .

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