Monthly Archives: March 2014

Brazil Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Coup

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio In Brazil, April 1st–or April Fool’s Day–is known as the Day of Lies (Dia da Mentira). Tomorrow, the day will have special resonance: it will mark 50 years since a group of leaders within the Brazilian … Continue reading

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Reading Paulo Freire in Recife

Guest Post by Cath Collins Cath Collins is professor of transitional justice at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland and director of the Human Rights Observatory at the Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. She attended the 78th Amnesty Caravan and … Continue reading

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New Books on Transitional Justice in Brazil

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio One of the pleasures of attending conferences is the acquisition of new ideas, new books, new films. Here are some that I picked up recently at the “50 Years after the Coup” Conference in Recife. … Continue reading

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Brazil and Its Multiple Truth Commissions

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio What is the relationship between the National Truth Commission and the smaller state, city, university, and other truth commissions? The process of getting the National Truth Commission (Comissão Nacional da Verdade, or CNV) approved by … Continue reading

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50 Years Since the Coup Conference

Videos of morning panels from the conference “50 Years of the Coup and the New Transitional Justice Agenda in Brazil,” March 10-14, 2014, Recife, Brazil Panel 1: “50 Years Later: What’s Left of the Dictatorship” Tony Pereira, Luis Nassif, Iara Xavier, Alberto … Continue reading

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Caravanas da Anistia (Amnesty Caravans): Traveling Hearings of Reparation and Apology by the Brazilian Amnesty Commission

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio What exactly are the Amnesty Caravans (Caravanas da Anistia) sponsored by the Brazilian Amnesty Commission? The Brazilian Amnesty Commission (Comissão da Anistia) was created in 2001 in order to receive claims for reparations from citizens … Continue reading

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