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Ibsen Amendment Mobilizes Rio

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Last Wednesday saw the largest political protest march in the city of Rio since 1992’s rally against controversial President Fernando Collor as thousands of politicians, celebrities and citizens from across the state descended on Avenida Rio Branco.

The source of the collective anguish was the ongoing battle for royalties from the pre-salt oil reserves off the coast that would potentially see the state’s coffers swell by an estimated R$7 . . .

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