Monthly Archives: September 2014

In the News…

Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The army has critiqued Minister of Defense Celso Amorim’s formal recognition of the state’s responsibility in committing human rights violations during the dictatorship. The document, signed by more than 20 military reserves—including four-star generals and three … Continue reading

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In the News…

Posted by Vanessa Castañeda In the wake of Defense Minister Celso Amorim’s formal recognition of State responsibility for human rights crimes during the dictatorship and the ensuing criticism of the statement as insufficient by the National Truth Commission and other … Continue reading

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The Polemic Case of Rubens Paiva and Reinterpretation of the Amnesty Law

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson There has been a lot of media attention as of late surrounding the reopening of the case of Rubens Paiva, congressman for the state of São Paulo disappeared during the military dictatorship. The case of Paiva’s … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The National Truth Commission (CNV) has identified more than 80 companies were involved in espionage and releasing the names of more than 300 workers to Brazil’s military dictatorship, including Volkswagen, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. The question … Continue reading

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In the News…

Posted by Vanessa Castañeda Next Friday, the 26th of September, the Amnesty Commission will investigate a claim put forth by the Suruí Indigenous from the state of Pará, of having been victims of the dictatorship.  According to the fifteen Suruís, … Continue reading

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Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson The National Truth Commission also announced at the beginning of this month that both national and international companies that collaborated with the military dictatorship would be called upon to clarify the nature of their associations. Dozens of … Continue reading

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