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TOPIC: Vale SA's legal fight against Brazil's tax claims


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 9


STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):


1. The court ruling outlined in this article states that the company Vale SA will ______________ the almost $16 billion it owes the Brazilian government.
  not have to pay
  gladly pay
  have to pay

2. These particular taxes are on the company's earnings from projects ________________.
  abroad
  in Brazil
  commissioned by the Brazilian government

3. Why does Vale SA have a problem with these taxes?
  Because they're not happy with the percentage that the government wants
  Because they're not a Brazilian company
  Because they already paid taxes in the countries where the projects took place

4. According to the article, Vale SA are going to ______________.
  pay the required taxes right away
  appeal the ruling
  pay the required taxes in about two weeks

5. When was the previous injunction (which permitted Vale SA not to pay the required taxes) granted?
  In the last decade
  March
  On thursday

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