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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The decision earlier this week by Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, to exonerate the entire team of the National Mechanism to Prevent and Combat Torture (MNPCT in Portuguese), will have devastating...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2017 Brazil set a record; one that most countries would rather not have: of violent deaths. According data from Human Rights Watch (HRW) South America’s largest country registered...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of threats against journalists covering Brazil’s presidential elections has led a group of international human rights organizations to ask Brazilian authorities and the presidential candidates themselves to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A report released on Thursday morning by Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls on Brazilian authorities to do more to halt police brutality, reject a constitutional amendment which would try and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The total number of people incarcerated in Brazil reached 726,712 in June 2016, the third largest prison population in the world, only behind the United States and China, according to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The non-governmental group Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated in its latest Global Report that the overcrowding in Brazilian prisons and the high number of extrajudicial killings at the hands of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After prison riots that left at least 56 inmates dead on New Year’s Day in the Amazon region, Brazil’s President Michel Temer met with several cabinet members on Thursday to...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO - Three people suspected of setting fire to a bus in Copacabana have been arrested as the fall out from an attack apparently carried out by gangs controlling the drug trade in...

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