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Brazil's top prosecutor urges Congress to shelve spending cap
October 7, 2016 / 10:01 PM / a year ago

Brazil's top prosecutor urges Congress to shelve spending cap

BRASILIA, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Brazil’s top prosecutor’s office on Friday questioned the constitutionality of President Michel Temer’s proposed public spending cap and recommended that Congress shelve the austerity measures.

The office said in a statement that the proposal interferes with the autonomy of other federal powers and would weaken the country’s judicial system, handicapping efforts to combat corruption. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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