Monthly Archives: November 2012

In The News

Posted By Robyn Smith Work to open the Amnesty Memorial in Belo Horizonte is set to begin this coming Monday. Paulo Abrão, President of the Amnesty Commission,  went to Belo Horizonte today to sign the necessary paperwork to create the memorial at the … Continue reading

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Posted by David McCoy Today, The National Truth Commission received 205 pages of copied documents that were handed over to the Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul by the daughter of Colonel Julio Miguel Molinas Dias, the former commander … Continue reading

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Nina Schneider Discusses Transitional Justice as a Concept at Tulane

By David McCoy On November 15th, Nina Schneider, a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, gave a lecture titled “‘Transitional Justice’ in Brazil? A Historian’s Perspective” at Tulane University. The goal of … Continue reading

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Posted by David McCoy The Surui tribe in the Araguaia area in the state of Para have created a truth commission to investigate crimes committed during the military regime. Maria Rita Kehl of the National Truth Commission said the idea … Continue reading

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Posted by Robyn Smith  The Italian Lelio and Lisli Basso Foundation will send digital copies of its collection of Brazilian dictatorship documents to the Amnesty Memorial in Belo Horizonte, according to a report in the Estado de Sao Paulo. The … Continue reading

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Posted by Allison Fisher On the 30th of October, the Christian Science Monitor published an article challenging the new “culture of accountability” that Brazil has begun to take on. The author, Joe Bateman, references current cases that are taking Brazil … Continue reading

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Churches Under Truth Commission Investigation

Posted by Robyn Smith  The National Truth Commission issued a press release yesterday announcing plans to investigate the role of the Catholic and evangelical churches during the dictatorship. Commission member Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, who will head the inquiry, has said that … Continue reading

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