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-There have been anti-mining protests in Peru for the past several months, but yesterday, one of the protests turned violent, with at least three people dead and 21 wounded in a confrontation between police and residents protesting a massive mining … Continue reading
In encouraging news for justice both in Haiti in the Americas generally, a judge found eight Haitian officers guilty for a 2010 prison massacre. Shortly after the January 12 earthquake in 2010, officers opened fire on unarmed prisoners, killing and wounding dozens. While … Continue reading
New court documents from the investigation of Brazilian Judge Patrícia Acioli reveals just how systematically and forcefully some police members are resisting legal efforts to curb police violence in Brazil, especially against the poor and in the cities. Acioli had … Continue reading
-The fallout from the murder of a Brazilian judge and the arrest of 8 police officers continues to have consequences in Brazil. Last week, Rio de Janeiro state’s (not city’s) top police officer resigned, accepting responsibility for hiring the police … Continue reading
-Although Brazil arrested 8 police officers connected to the murder of a judge who had been cracking down on extrajudicial violence in the police force, the potential for justice is questionable at best. According to this report, a colonel in … Continue reading