RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Racism and discrimination against black, indigenous, women, farmers, homeless and favela residents. Slave-like labor and human trafficking. Prisoners, migrants and LGBTs at risk. Insecurity, organized crime, militias, factions and a recurrent violent response by the government. Impunity and attacks on freedom of expression and the press.
These and other issues are explored in over 200 pages of a harsh report recently sent to the Brazilian government by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States, the main multilateral body dedicated to the subject across the continent.
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