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Brazilian army at favela Maré - Tomaz Silva/ABr

Other Violent Brazilian Cities May Be Taken Over by the Army like Rio

Brazilian leaders said that the use of the military to combat rising violence in ...

For Women, Brazilian Prison Is a Lawless House of Horrors

To enter the unsanitary, violent, and inhumane cells of Brazil’s prisons is to step ...

Human Rights Watch Blames Brazil’s Prison Overcrowding on Country’s Anti-Drug Law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Brazil’s prison overcrowding problem in its World Report ...

In Lawless Brazil Mob Execution Has Become Part of Daily Life

While today’s democratic period in Brazil was initially hailed in the late 1980s as ...

In Brazil, The Law Is Never For You When You Have Friends

Anyone wishing to understand how Brazil really works will need to also consider the ...

Being a Judge in Brazil Is Often Also Being a Legislator

Judges in Brazil acquired from the 1988 Constitution an impressive degree of administrative, financial, ...

Killings in Brazil and the Blame-it-on-the-poor Syndrome

The Constitution of Brazil says, in its Article 5, that Brazilians and foreigners residing ...