RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies last Friday (17), with the majority of the ruling Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), has sparked criticisms from international trade associations and the media, although the government has reiterated that the proposal which has now been sent to the Senate is within the Constitution and complies with international regulations.
CRITICISM FROM THE OPPOSITION
Comunidad Ciudadana deputy Carlos Alarcón pointed out that the law "is a step towards creating a police state," as it grants "extraordinary powers" to the Financial Investigations Unit (UIF), the Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry . . .