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Rio Governor Pezão Pushing for Weapons Law in Congress

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão has appeared in front of the National Congress in Brasília arguing in defense of a new law criminalizing the carrying of 'white weapons', such as knives. The law pending in the federal legislative since 2004 would punish carrying a knife or any cutting object in a public place with fines and jail time of between three months and one year.

Pezão met with congressional leader

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