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Tag: Human Rights Watch

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 - Between the so-called vaccine nationalism and the broad permission for patent breach in the fight against Covid-19, as proposed by India and South Africa, Brazil will commit to supporting a "third path" as a...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - José Miguel Vivanco, Human Rights Watch's director for the Americas, on Friday challenged the arrest warrant for Bolivia's ex-interim president, Jeanine Áñez, and 5 of her former ministers in the case investigating the alleged...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Ruben Guevara was marching in teargas-filled streets in Lima in November when he was hit in the face by what felt like a gas canister, severely damaging his right retina. “We were protecting people...
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 SÃO 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 Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO 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 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...

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