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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Eighteen entities operating in Brazil are accusing the government of Jair Bolsonaro of violations of freedom of expression, attacks on the press, and censorship of artistic and cultural freedoms. The accusations were presented to the...
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 – Brazilian Judge Gabriela Hardt convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday to 12 years and 11 months in prison for renovation work carried out at the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Brazil’s most outspoken gay legislator, Jean Wyllys, announced on Thursday through his social media that he was not coming back to Brazil due to threats against his...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The delegation of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) arrived in Brazil today (Monday November 5th), and will be here through the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) approved on Tuesday the shipment of federal troops to 357 locations throughout the country during Sunday’s elections to ensure voter safety. The country’s Federal...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tension between the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Amalgro and group of Latin American countries, including Brazil, increased over the weekend with declarations by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite claims from NGOs and international entities of increasing police brutality and human rights violations, the joint operations of the military police and the Brazilian Armed Forces will continue...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), described the situation of human rights violations in Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities...

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