07 December 2011 by -

Brazil is booming. The economy is expanding and the country is getting ready to host the Football World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. But the Latin American giant has not even begun dealing with its dark past, ruled by a dictatorial military regime from 1964 until 1985. 27 years later, on November 18th, President Dilma Rousseff signed a law establishing a truth commission.

By Lindy Janssen, Sao Paulo

19 May 2010 by -

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08 December 2011

Links to articles and PDF of IJT 141.

19 November 2014 by Thierry Ogier, São Paulo (Brazil)

In a major shake-up, Brazil’s National Truth Commission (CNV) is expected to demand the prosecution of alleged military regime torturers identified in their final report on crimes during the country’s 1964-1985 dictatorship. 

17 December 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT 172.

19 November 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT issue number 170.

17 December 2014 by Thierry Ogier, São Paulo (Brazil)

As international human rights organizations praised the 10 December report of Brazil’s truth commission on military regime-era torture, victims and surviving families expressed indignation. The official report on human rights violations from 1946 to 1988 came after a 30-month investigation led by the National Truth Commission, locally called the CNV [IJT-170].