what happens in Brazil could strike Indonesia
Brazil’s Congress has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that was a key grievance of protesters who took to streets across the country.
Demonstrators had argued PEC 37, which would have limited the power of federal prosecutors to investigate crimes, might open the way for more corruption.
On Tuesday, the measure was defeated by 430 votes to nine.
Congress also voted to use all the royalties from newly discovered oil fields for education and health.
Some of the largest oil finds in recent years have been discovered off the Brazilian coast and the country is expected to be able to produce tens of billions of barrels of crude oil over the coming decades.
Congress voted to allocate 75% of the royalties of newly found sites to education and 25% to health, but it is not clear when those royalties would start coming in.