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Brazil’s Rousseff Receives Mixed Reaction in Congress

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The trip by Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff to Congress for the start of the legislative year caused commotion, as expected, on Tuesday, with part of Congressional representatives defending the President and another part rejecting the leader.

Tension in congress came to a head when President Rousseff defended the re-creation of the CPMF tax (tax over financial transactions) as the only way to regain the country’s fiscal . . .

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