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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The final report disclosed the 377 names of agents responsible for tortures, disappearances and murders. The National Truth Commission stands in favor of punishing those directly or indirectly involved in human rights violations. But others, such … 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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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 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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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 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 The bill that would revise the Amnesty Law to exclude state security agents accused of human rights crimes continues to make its way through the proper channels. Senator Randolfe Rodrigues insists that the push on modifying … Continue reading

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