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n Latin American Report - The cultural formation of Brazil and the present structure of its judiciary

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-6060
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Abstract

The author describes the legal environment in Brazil. He outlines the evolution of Brazilian culture from the melting pot of native Brazilians, Africans and Europeans. This serves as a background to the legal system's evolution from Rome, modern Europe and America. He goes on to describe the judiciary and the way it operates in a federation. He refers briefly to typical difficulties foreign companies would encounter, especially as a result of misperceptions about the legal system, the litigious nature of Brazilian society since redemocratization in 1988 and the political influences on litigation. At the same time the author hastens to assert that Brazilian courts are not inefficient, even accepting pleadings by computer.

El autor describe el entorno legal de Brasil y traza la evolución de la cultura brasileña desde la formación del país en un crisol de brasileños, africanos y europeos. Esto sirve como trasfondo a la evolución del sistema legal desde Roma, la Europa moderna y América. Procede a describir el sistema judicial y la forma en la que opera en una federación y comenta brevemente las dificultades màs comunes que las compañías extranjeras pueden encontrar, especialmente como resultado de las incomprensiones del sistema legal, la naturaleza litigiosa de la sociedad brasileña desde la democratización en 1988 y las influencias políticas en el litigio. Al mismo tiempo el autor declara que las cortes en Brasil no son ineficientes, aún cuando aceptan alegatos por ordenador.

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2016-12-11

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