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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Widespread criticism swept through Brazil on Thursday after lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, one of the sons of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, suggested that if protesters took to the streets against his father’s administration, the government could...
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 – A wave of criticism swept across Brazilian social media and news outlets after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro approved a message to commemorate Sunday, March 31st as the day, back...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The closing of an exposition alluding to torture during Brazil’s military dictatorship years has received widespread criticism. Officials, however, say that the performance to be held at Casa França-Brasil...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Foreign Ministry in Brazil announced that it will ask the United States to release documents produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) related to the torture and assassination...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday, December 13th, was the 46th anniversary of the promulgation by the Brazilian military of AI-5. A is for “Ato” and I is for “Institucional”. AI-5 was the Act that Instituted...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday’s headline news from the U.S. was utterly depressing, if not entirely unexpected. Today’s headline news from Brazil is also utterly depressing, but certainly not unexpected. Both concern official reports showing...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday President Dilma Rousseff gave the go ahead to a law establishing a Truth Commission to investigate suspected human rights abuses that occurred between 1946 and 1988...

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