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The Truth Commission

By Pedro Widmar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The Lula Administration’s PNDH-3 (Programa Nacional de Direitos Humanos) – a polemic broad-spectrum Human Rights Directive ranging from abortion to labor laws – has caused quite a stir in recent weeks.

From civil protests, to religious manifestations, to Ministers and Military leaders threatening to resign from office, the 228-page text has stirred reactions from nearly all walks of Brazilian life.

But so far the most polemical proposal contained in the text has proven to be the creation of a Truth Commission to investigate human rights infractions committed during Brazil's . . .

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