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State Ready to Defend Oil Revenues

By Jewellord T. Nem Singh, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – State Attorney Luis Roberto Barroso delivered the opinion of Rio's State Prosecutor’s office on Tuesday July 6th, arguing that the changes to the royalty distribution recently passed in Congress are unconstitutional. The new document questions the constitutionality of the new law, and forms the latest attempt of the largest oil producing state of Brazil to mobilize against Congress' move to centralize revenue resources towards the federal government.

While still some way from reaching the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) - the sole body able to decide its constitutionality - due to . . .

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