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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Foreign Ministry in Brazil announced that it will ask the United States to release documents produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) related to the torture and assassination of opponents to Brazil’s military regime in the 1960s and 1970s.

The request comes after the son of Vladimir Herzog journalist found dead in a military prison cell in 1975, wrote a letter to Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes last week.

"The Herzog Family comes to you to petition the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to request from the North American Government . . .

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