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BRASILIA, BRAZIL – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro is coming under fire for comments he made on Monday, July 29th, about the assassination of political prisoners during the country’s military dictatorship. This time, the president sent a message to OAB...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into the death of thirteen people in two communities in Rio de Janeiro last Friday during a military police operation. "The military...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands assembled in the streets of several Brazilian cities on Thursday to mourn and protest the death of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes. The assassination...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Approximately one in every three Brazilians, or 35 percent of the population, has had friends or family members killed in a violent manner, a new study by Datafolha Institute revealed...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday, April 6th, Brazil’s federal Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense (CRE) approved a bill that would allow foreigners with an ‘irregular’ immigration status to apply for residency...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Concerned about the number of violent deaths in Rio de Janeiro, many at the hands of police officers, international non-government organization, Amnesty International launched a campaign on Thursday to pressure...
By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In what has now become a world-famous case, one taken up by human rights campaigners including Amnesty International, 25 members of the Military Police have now been accused of involvement...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – International human rights NGO Amnesty International has helped curate a selection of twenty-five human rights documentaries that will be shown from September 17th until October 10th as part of the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday it was confirmed that State Deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSOL) and his family had fled to Europe after receiving seven separate death threats in the past month....

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