RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will assess a complaint brought against Brazil for police violence. The case refers to the murder of rural worker Antonio Tavares Pereira and the injuries suffered by 185 other workers belonging to the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), by state police officers repressing a march for agrarian reform on May 2nd, 2000, in the state of Paraná.
The violation is unrelated to the current government. But it will now fall to the Executive to defend itself. The decision comes on the eve of an attempt by the government to . . .