Tag: Torture

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some 480 elderly adult victims of violence in Brazil were rescued daily in October by authorities, in an operation conducted since mid-month across the country, reported Friday the government of Jair Bolsonaro. During the operation,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Among the 30 nations analyzed, Brazil is behind other much poorer nations, such as Uganda, with one of the world's lowest HDIs; nations with a history of strong repression, such as Indonesia, where drug...
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...

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