Tag Archives: Memory

Two Truth Commissions, Two Truths

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson There has been much controversy surrounding the true cause of death of former president Juscelino Kubitschek (JK), especially after two separate Truth Commissions came to two entirely different conclusions. The Municipal Truth Commission of São … Continue reading

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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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In The News…

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson Brazil’s National Truth Commission announced that no evidence was found connecting the military dictatorship to the fatal car accident that killed former President Juscelino Kubitschek. There were no hints of the former President and his driver … 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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Caravanas da Anistia (Amnesty Caravans): Traveling Hearings of Reparation and Apology by the Brazilian Amnesty Commission

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio What exactly are the Amnesty Caravans (Caravanas da Anistia) sponsored by the Brazilian Amnesty Commission? The Brazilian Amnesty Commission (Comissão da Anistia) was created in 2001 in order to receive claims for reparations from citizens … 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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Rio de Janeiro Bar Association Announces Truth Commission and Memorial Development

Posted by Robyn Smith  Following in the steps of the OAB of São Paulo, the OAB (Bar Association) of Rio de Janeiro announced on Thursday (the 28th) that they too would host their own Truth Commission. Wadih Damous, president of OAB-RJ, stated the commission … Continue reading

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