Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rodrigo Stumpf González Discusses Brazil’s Transition at Tulane

On Tuesday, May 29th, political science professor Rodrigo Stumpf González (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul/UFRGS) gave a lecture titled “Democracy in Brazil: Do Transitions Have an End?” at Tulane University. According to González, the answer to his title … Continue reading

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In the News…

Posted by Robyn Smith A decision was reached last Monday, May 21st, by the Truth Commission, Amnesty Commission, and the Ministry of Justice that the three should work together in their efforts to bring justice to Brazil. This official agreement … Continue reading

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Appeal Case For Notorious Torturer Postponed and Double Agent Denied Compensation

Posted by Robyn Smith On May 22nd an appeal trial was postponed that was meant to decide whether or not to overthrow a 2008 court decision regarding an infamous army colonel. The decision was originally  won by the Teles family and … Continue reading

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Names of Seven Truth Commission Members Announced

Posted by Rebecca Atencio The names of the seven truth commission appointees have finally been announced. They are: judge Gilson Dipp; sub-prosecutor general Cláudio Fontelles; lawyers José Carlos Dias, Rosa Maria Cardoso da Cunha, and José Paulo Calvancanti Filho; diplomat … Continue reading

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Brazilian Police Officer Turned Pastor Confesses To Dictatorship Era Killings

Posted by Engram Wilkinson Cláudio Guerra, a former Brazilian police official, admits to having incinerated the bodies of disappeared, leftist guerillas during the military dictatorship. A recently published article outlines Guerra’s work as an evangelical pastor, as well as willingness to … Continue reading

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