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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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New Books on Transitional Justice in Brazil

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio One of the pleasures of attending conferences is the acquisition of new ideas, new books, new films. Here are some that I picked up recently at the “50 Years after the Coup” Conference in Recife. … Continue reading

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In The News…

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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Interview with Marcelo Torelly

Marcelo D. Torelly has served as adviser on issues of Transitional Justice to the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and as manager of the Transitional Justice Exchange and Development Program (a joint project of Brazil’s federal government and the UN Development … Continue reading

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Colonel Ustra Charged in New Case for Hiding a Torture Victim’s Body in 1972

On April 29th, the Federal Public Minister in São Paulo presented charges against retired Colonel Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra for hiding the body of a 27-year-old medical school student, Hiohaki Torigoe, who had allegedly been imprisoned and tortured in the … Continue reading

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In the News…

Posted by David McCoy The floor of the federal House of Representatives in Brasilia was the sight of a special commemoration today in which the 173 federal deputies who were deposed during the military dictatorship were honored by being symbolically … Continue reading

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Appeal Case For Notorious Torturer Postponed and Double Agent Denied Compensation

Posted by Robyn Smith On May 22nd an appeal trial was postponed that was meant to decide whether or not to overthrow a 2008 court decision regarding an infamous army colonel. The decision was originally  won by the Teles family and … Continue reading

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