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Brazil's Bolsonaro absent as Congress ratifies pension reform

Reuters Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Brazil's Congress officially ratified the government's landmark social security reform bill into law on Tuesday, in a ceremony notable for the absence of President Jair Bolsonaro.
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