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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "The principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of a state does not apply to human rights violations and crimes under international law," said in a report Erika Guevara Rosas, Amnesty International's director for...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean government on Thursday lamented the dozens of deaths and injuries registered in protests in recent days in Colombia and condemned "vandalism and violence, whatever their origin." In a brief statement, the Chilean Foreign...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The week-long demonstrations began with citizens' opposition to an ambitious tax reform bill but continued even after President Iván Duque withdrew it. Official figures report that, between repression and riots, at least 24 people...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  On Thursday, April 29th, the majority of the European Parliament condemned the detention of ex-interim president of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez and called on the Bolivian authorities to release her and 2 of her ministers...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The negligence of the Jair Bolsonaro government in fighting the pandemic has imposed severe setbacks to the country, in addition to the death of more than 337,300 people by Covid-19. The assessment is made by...
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...

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