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24 October 2005

New York Times

BUENOS AIRES — In a national referendum on gun control, voters in Brazil appear to have overwhelmingly rejected a sweeping permanent prohibition on the sale of arms and ammunition. With three-quarters of the vote counted there, the gun ban proposal, endorsed by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and scores of actors, pop stars and other celebrities, was trailing by a ratio of almost two to one. Voting was obligatory, and nearly 120 million people in a country long... (

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