Brazil president promotes tough penalties for gender-related killings of women

March 9, 2015 9:43 PM

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Brazil president promotes tough penalties for gender-related killings of women

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a signing ceremony for a harsher law against femicide, at the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, March 9, 2015. Rousseff said the new law is part of a zero tolerance policy toward the killing of women in cases involving domestic violence, contempt or discrimination against women. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) (The Associated Press)

RIO DE JANEIRO – Tough new sentences for the gender-related killings of women and girls were signed into law Monday by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

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