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Rousseff Opposes Reducing Age of Criminal Responsibility in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff took to social media on Monday to speak out against a bill which would reduce the age for criminal responsibility from eighteen to sixteen years old. The bill was approved at the end of March by the Commission of Constitution and Justice at the Chamber of Deputies and is now being analyzed by a special commission before being voted by Congressional representatives.

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