Monthly Archives: July 2012

In The News…

Posted by Robyn Smith  Monday’s session informed the National Truth Commission of a little-known former prison in the municipality Corumbá in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Following the military coup on March 31, 1964,  all public figures thought to be … Continue reading

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Posted by Robyn Smith  The Truth Commission has followed up on the 19,400 government documents on dictatorship activity that were illegally burned by the former SNI (National Information Service). The Truth Commission has placed responsibility upon the ministry of defense … Continue reading

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National Truth Commission Website Up and Running

Posted by Robyn Smith  The National Truth Commission’s website has gone live and plans to provide the public with access to the majority of the Commission’s finding and events. The front page tells the young history of the Truth Commission’s installation in Brasília … Continue reading

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Posted by Robyn Smith Witnesses to the death and burial location of guerrilla Ruy Carlos Vieira Berbert have been found. The young member of Movimento pela Libertação Popular, died in Natividade in 1972 on the same night as Domingos Nunes da Silva, the father … Continue reading

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BBC Brasil Interviews Human Rights Defense Lawyer on The Legitimacy of the Amnesty Law

Posted and Translated by Robyn Smith  Following the 2010 Inter-American Court on Human Right’s decision that called for Brazil to investigate and prosecute those behind the deaths of the Araguaia guerrillas, a surge of human rights cases occurred in the country.  The … Continue reading

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Posted by Robyn Smith  The Amnesty Commission, part of the Ministry of Justice, announced a new initiative to create clinics  designed to help torture survivors from the dictatorship era. The project, called  “Clínicas do Testemunho” or Clinics of Testimony, aims … Continue reading

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Truth Commission To Investigate Operation CONDOR

Posted by Robyn Smith  Operation CONDOR, the coalltion made between 6 of the most powerful countries in South America (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay) to combat communism with military dictatorships, will soon be under examination. Luiz Cláudio Cunha, a prominent Brazilian … Continue reading

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