Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The Amnesty Commission released an investigation to the Judge’s Association for Democracy (AJD) revealing five judges given political amnesty for having been persecuted during the military dictatorship. One of the five, who remains unnamed, was imprisoned. … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda During an interview (17 November 2014), President of the National Truth Commission (CNV) Pedro Dallari disclosed that the CNV’s final report has concluded that former President Juscelino Kubitschek (1902-1976) died from a car accident.  On 19 … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda With less than a month before the final report is due, the National Truth Commission (CNV) continues to revise and adjust their official list of victims. After 29 months of research, there is still controversy surrounding … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda At the 8th meeting on Brazilian Public Safety, it was determined that in the last five years, Brazilian police have killed more people than American police have in the last 30 years. Sociologist Renato Sérgio de … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda On 6 November 2014, the National Journalists Federation (Fenaj) gave a report to the Commission of Truth And Memory for Journalists, of 50 journalists persecuted during Brazil’s dictatorship. These fifty were eventually given amnesty. However, the … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda Leonardo Sakamoto, professor of journalism at PUC-SP attributes today’s violence from the Brazilian state to the inheritance of the repressive structures of the dictatorship. The National Truth Commission (CNV) investigates the deaths and disappearances that occurred … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The Secretariat of Human Rights and Citizenship has distributed an educational kit “50 years after the Coup-the Right to Memory and Truth” to 52 municipal schools. The kit contains educational books and documentaries about the dictatorship … Continue reading

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