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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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Elections Update: Speculations on the Future of Transitional Justice

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson (with contributions by Rebecca Atencio) The first round of elections, held on October 5th, showed current president Dilma Rousseff secure 41.4% of the vote and opponent Aécio Neves 33.7%, removing third contender Marina Silva. Rousseff’s inability … 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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Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson At the request of the Public Ministry of Argentina, the names of President João Goulart, also known as Jango, as well as other Brazilians monitored while in Argentina will be included in a lengthy act … Continue reading

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DOI-Codi in SP to become protected historical site and memorial

Posted by Patrick Duffy [edited and updated] The Council of Historical, Archaeological, Artistic and Touristic Preservation of the State of São Paulo (Condephaat) has announced plans to protect as a historical site the seat of São Paulo’s DOI-Codi—one of the most active torture centers in dictatorship-era Brazil—and to transform … Continue reading

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National Truth Commissioner Rosa Cardoso has been quoted as stating that human rights violators from Brazil’s military dictatorship could be tried by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. President Dilma Rousseff has extended National Truth Commission’s deadline for completing its … Continue reading

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Timothy Powers Discusses Brazilian Democracy under Lula and Dilma

Posted by David McCoy Timothy Power, the Director of Graduate Studies in Politics at Oxford University, spoke at Tulane toward the end of the Fall 2012 semester about the developments and challenges in Brazilian democracy during the administrations of the … Continue reading

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