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June 27, 2013

Brazil protesters, police clash

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil —

Elsewhere in Brazil the situation was mostly calm, in part because Brazilian lawmakers were taking action to meet protesters’ demands.

The senate on Wednesday approved legislation to ratchet up penalties for those found guilty of corruption and would take away the ability for a pardon, amnesty or bail for those convicted. The measure must be approved by the lower house before it’s signed into law.

The lower house late Tuesday voted 403-9 to drop a measure that would have limited the investigative powers of federal prosecutors, a bill that many feared would make it harder to prosecute official corruption.

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