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In Paying for Votes, Politicians In Brazil Reduce Future Rolls
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, June 13, 2003 | MIRIAM JORDAN

Posted on 06/13/2003 4:42:55 AM PDT by TroutStalker

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:49:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

CABO DE SANTO AGOSTINHO, Brazil -- During the last local election in this northeastern Brazilian town, Sarah da Silva and her sister accepted a curious favor in exchange for their votes. Instead of offering cash or medicine, a candidate paid for the two mothers to be sterilized.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brazil; latinamerica; votebuying

1 posted on 06/13/2003 4:42:55 AM PDT by TroutStalker
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To: TroutStalker
All I can say is....woah.
2 posted on 06/13/2003 5:42:00 AM PDT by Impy (Sharpton/Byrd 2004!! The Slave/Massa Ticket!!)
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