Tag Archives: History

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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President João Goulart’s Body Exhumed

Posted by Patrick Duffy Today, (November 14, 2013), the remains of João Goulart, the Brazilian President deposed by the 1964 military coup d’état, will be exhumed for examinations to clarify his cause of death. Relatives of “Jango,” as Goulart is … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Brazil’s Dictatorship and Transitional Justice Process

The Brazilian military dictatorship lasted from 1964 to 1985. For the first ten years following the formal transition to democracy, the State took few steps to reckon with human rights abuses committed under the previous authoritarian regime. In 1995, the … Continue reading

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