Monday, August 8, 2022

Police & Prisons

Brazil’s prison massacres – a bloody start to the year

Brazilians began the New Year in the most terrible way, with images of piles of headless, dismembered corpses, the result of a savage massacre...

Brazil: the angora cat, the saint and the end of the...

São Paulo 11 Dec 2016. Another turbulent week in Brazilian politics. As Brazil lurches from crisis to crisis, it seems more like a country...

Brazil: Cunha, the man who knows too much

The arrest of the former speaker of Congress has sent shock-waves through Brasilia.

Brazil — election post-mortem

The PT (Workers' Party) fared very badly in the recent municipal elections and is unlikely to recover before 2018. The political system is entering a new era, but no one knows where it will lead.

Brazil: the new ‘government’ already in crisis

Anti-Temer protests are spreading like wildfire as the new government is forced to make U turn after U turn

Brazil — Forward into the Past

Interim President Michel Temer has chosen a white, male cabinet which ignores all the social advances of the last 14 years

Brazil: Dilma will be replaced by the corrupt, the inexperienced and...

The senate votes to proceed with Impeachment and suspend Dilma. Some of Temer's cabinet choices have provoked indignation, even horror.

Argentina: The Welsh in Patagonia & Trelew

Historian Alun Burge examines the role of the extraordinary Welsh community and its support for the Trelew prisoners -- and calls for more research.

Brazil – serious setback on children’s rights looms

The Brazilian Congress, now dominated by the right, may soon vote to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16.

UN Grills Mexico Over Handling of 43 Missing Students

In Geneva a UN Committee asks an official Mexican delegation tough questions about the disappearance of the 43 students

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