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Brazilian Judge Halts Prosecution of Torturers from Military Regime

Last week, I mentioned a story about Brazilian prosecutors attempting to finally charge those who ordered or conducted torture during the military dictatorship of 1964-85. While I expressed hope that the cases might lead Brazil to finally confront its past, I … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Eduardo Gomes

This is part of an ongoing series. Previous entries can be found here. Eduardo Gomes was born in 1896 in Petrópolis, the Imperial summer base of Brazil’s monarchy, in the mountains just north of Rio de Janeiro. His father had … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Archive

“Get to Know a Brazilian” is part of an ongoing series. For those interested, below is an archive of past posts about significant, if not always well-known, figures in Brazilian history, society, culture, and politics. Pedro Álvares Cabral [explorer, navigator] Joaquim Maria … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian

Next Sunday, I’ll return to the weekly “Get to Know a Brazilian” posts. For those interested, below is an archive of past posts about significant, if not always well-known, figures in Brazilian history, society, culture, and politics. Pedro Álvares Cabral [explorer, … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Archive

Given the number of posts written for the “Get to Know a Brazilian” series, it seemed time to consolidate them. Below is a chronological list of all of the individual entries for the series. Going forward, I will add each … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Comba Marques Porto

While women like Vera Sílvia Magalhães and Maria Augusta Carneiro Ribeiro played key roles in the radicalism and student activism that challenged Brazil’s dictatorship, theirs was not the only way in which women could and did mobilize to challenge the military regime. … Continue reading

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Get to Know a Brazilian – Rachel de Queiroz

Turning to another important author in Brazilian history, this week we look at Rachel de Queiroz, who would have celebrated her 102nd birthday yesterday. Rachel de Queiroz was born in 1910  in Fortaleza, capital of the Northeastern state of Ceará. … Continue reading

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Trying Brazilian Military Officials for Human Rights Abuses

Unlike in Argentina in the 1980s and presently, and Chile more recently, Brazilian military officials have never stood trial for human rights violations committed during the military dictatorship of 1964-1985, due primarily to a general amnesty issued in 1979, the … Continue reading

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Brazilian Police Go on Strike

Yesterday, police in Rio de Janeiro voted to go on strike, demanding better pay. The move comes in the wake of a similar strike that erupted in the Northeastern state of Bahia, where police had occupied the state legislature in protest, demanding … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Links on the Amazon and on the Brazilian Navy

Rob over has some interesting thoughts/reflections on the Brazilian navy over at World Politics Review. Rob’s knowledge of naval politics and history, as well as his background in security matters, is far greater than mine, and it provides an important … Continue reading

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