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Temer, PEC 55, and the Uncertain State of Transitional Justice in Brazil: An Interview with José Carlos Moreira da Silva Filho

Interview with José Carlos Moreira da Silva Filho, Professor in the Criminal Science Graduate Program at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS; Former Vice-President of the Commission on Amnesty in Brazil; Productivity in Research Scholarship Recipient … Continue reading

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Brazil’s National Truth Commission Releases its Final Report

By Nina Schneider Nina Schneider is a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Konstanz, Germany and author of Brazilian Propaganda: Legitimizing a Regime (Florida UP, 2014) and several articles on reckoning with dictatorship in Brazil. For a recent interview … Continue reading

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Brazilian Esculachos Demand Justice

Guest Post by Riley Russell Riley Russell received her B,A. in Sociology and Spanish and Portuguese from Tulane University. She is the 2014 winner of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper on a Latin … Continue reading

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Amnesty Commission Hosts Roundtables in New York

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio Amnesty Commission President Paulo Abrão of the Amnesty Commission was in New York this week, attending to official business that included a Marcas da Memória (Marks of Memory) Film Screening at the Brazilian Consulate and … Continue reading

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Former security agent who testified to CNV is murdered

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio Retired Army Colonel Paulo Malhães was found dead of asphyxia today, following an invasion of his home by three unknown men. Malhães testified before the National Truth Commission (Comissão Nacional da Verdade, CNV) last March … Continue reading

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In the news…

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio The Brazilian senate’s Human Rights Commission approved a bill (237/2013) that would revise the Amnesty Law to exclude state security agents accused of human rights crimes. The next step is for the bill, proposed by … Continue reading

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