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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff wept Wednesday as she was handed the final report on the crimes committed during the country’s military dictatorship prepared by the Comissão Nacional da Verdade (National...
By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Senate committee that is drafting the text of the new Criminal Code approved, on Friday, a proposal which allows that companies involved in corruption against the government be held...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced the names of those who will form the so-called “Comissão da Verdade” (Truth Commission) – a panel of former justice ministers, human rights...
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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