Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Police & Prisons

Brazil: Preventive policing unleashed

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The first anniversary of the São Paulo protests is marked by an illegal inquiry, persecution and more brutality.

Brazil: Police beat, threaten and rape sex workers

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When a prostitute in Brazil denounces police violence she is beaten up and threatened --by the police.

Brazil and Scotland: the challenge of policing mega sport events

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The Brazilian and Scottish police forces, which have both been criticised for strong arm tactics, have been exchanging ideas about providing security for mega sport events.

Argentina: police caught bang to rights

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Government reacts promptly, after social media foiled an attempt by police to frame participant in labour protest.

Mega-events and prostitution

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The main danger of violence to sex-workers during major sporting events is from the police, not the punters.

Brazil — military police on the warpath in Belém

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A least nine people were killed when armed men, believed to be members of the military police, invaded a poor area of Belém. The incident, largely ignored by the mainstream press, was reported by social media.

International support for disappeared Mexican students

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A petition, draft letter to British MPs and an early-day motion in the UK Parliament

Mexico: Ayotzinapa parents interviewed

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Hilda and Mrio González are convinced their son Cesar Manuel is still alive. "The official version is a lie," they say.

Robert White: A US ambassador who fought against CIA policy in...

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US Ambassador to Paraguay and El Salvador, Robert White, who has died aged 88, was sacked by the Reagan administration.

Mexico: the politics of Memory

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The disappearance of 43 student teachers at Ayotzinapa has brought the issue of 'memoria' to the fore. Relatives do not want monuments. "You took them away alive, we want them back alive", they say.

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