Monthly Archives: February 2012

Interview with Professor Idelber Avelar

Idelber Avelar is a professor at Tulane University who specializes in contemporary Latin American fiction, literary theory, and cultural studies. He is the author of The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics (2004) and The Untimely Present: … Continue reading

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In the News…

The New York Times has published two recent articles on Brazil’s new national truth commission. The first is an op-ed piece by Eduardo Gonzalez (director of the International Center for Transitional Justice), suggesting that the new commission “could change the … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Brazil’s Dictatorship and Transitional Justice Process

The Brazilian military dictatorship lasted from 1964 to 1985. For the first ten years following the formal transition to democracy, the State took few steps to reckon with human rights abuses committed under the previous authoritarian regime. In 1995, the … Continue reading

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