Category Archives: Guest Post

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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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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Bahia Empowers its Voice in Brazil’s Search for Truth

Guest post by Shari Wejsa Shari Wejsa holds an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Columbia University, an Ed. M from Rutgers University, and is currently on a Fulbright Fellowship in Salvador, Brazil researching issues related to human … Continue reading

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Court Orders Colonel Brilhante Ustra to Indemnify Family of Deceased Journalist Merlino

Guest post by Maria Carolina Bissoto (translated by Robyn Smith). Bissoto is a specialist in Constitutional Law. She studied at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Campinas, São Paulo, where she defended her thesis  “Direito à Verdade: por uma interpretação democrática e … Continue reading

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Brazil: a Non-Transitional Truth Commission

Guest post by Professor Onur Bakiner. Bakiner is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University. He completed his dissertation, entitled “Coming to Terms with the Past: Power, Memory and Legitimacy in Truth Commissions,” in the Department of Political Science … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro’s Memorial to Edson Luiz Lima Souto

Guest post and all photos by Adam C. Smith, JD/MS Candidate at Tulane University’s School of Law.   The memorial to Edson Luiz Lima Souto is located in the small, triangular Plaza Ana Amélia just east of the busy Avenida … Continue reading

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