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Brazil’s Lula vetoes core part of legislation threatening Indigenous rights

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Friday vetoed the core aspects of a bill passed by Congress that threatened to undo protections of Indigenous peoples’ land rights. The bill proposed to enshrine a legal theory that argues the date Brazil’s Constitution was promulgated — Oct. 5, 1988 — should …

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California governor vetoes bill to ban caste discrimination

By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday vetoed a bill passed recently by the state legislature to ban caste discrimination, saying a separate legislation to that effect was not needed because existing laws already prohibited ancestry discrimination. Had Newsom signed the bill, California would have become the first ever U.S. state …

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