2013 Confederations Cup news

Congress shelves controversial bill

June 26, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's congress has shelved legislation that was a target of nationwide protests, hours before another round of demonstrations on Wednesday.

The lower house of congress voted 403-9 late Tuesday 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.

The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, ...

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