Monthly Archives: June 2012

In The News…

Posted by Robyn Smith  Demonstrations outside of the headquarters of the Civil Police in Rio Grande de Sul meant to call the public’s attention to the location’s former use as a torture site by DOPS, created further controversy due to the identities of those who … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Bar Association Announces Truth Commission and Memorial Development

Posted by Robyn Smith  Following in the steps of the OAB of São Paulo, the OAB (Bar Association) of Rio de Janeiro announced on Thursday (the 28th) that they too would host their own Truth Commission. Wadih Damous, president of OAB-RJ, stated the commission … Continue reading

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In The News…

Posted by Robyn Smith  Araguaia massacre victim Maria Lucia Petit, whose body was the first to be recovered and identified, will be honored on June 28th at the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo. She will be awarded the Beth Lobo Award for Human … Continue reading

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In The News…

Posted by Robyn Smith  On Thursday, June 20th, the Brazilian government told the Commission of Human Rights, a division of the Organization of American States (OAS), that the high profile murder case of journalist Vladimir Herzog could not be re-opened as a … Continue reading

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New Details Surface about Dilma’s Experiences in the Torture Chamber

Posted by Robyn Smith and Rebecca Atencio A document recently discovered moldering in the archives of the Human Rights Council of Minas Gerais (Conselho de Direitos Humanos de Minas Gerais) reveals that during the dictatorship current President Dilma Rousseff was tortured in … Continue reading

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In The News…

Posted by Robyn Smith  In the latest esculacho, 1,500 people marched down the Avenida Pasteur in Rio de Janeiro to the home of Dulene Aleixo Garcez dos Reis, a suspected torturer who served as an army captain in 1970. Marilena Chauí, a … Continue reading

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University of São Paulo’s Truth Commission Utilizes the Web

Posted by Robyn Smith With 633 recorded signatures, the University of São Paulo’s (USP) Truth Commission has quickly taken off. The latest development in the project is a website dedicated to furthering the cause, complete with a manifesto, biographies, and an events … Continue reading

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