Thursday, August 18, 2022

Police & Prisons

Brazil: Police beat, threaten and rape sex workers

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

Brazil: Preventive policing unleashed

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

Brazil: Favela pacification at the heart of new violence

Why the much-praised UPP programme seems to be stumbling amid signs of a new spiral of violence.

Brazil: the spirit of dictatorship is alive and well

The far right in Brazil is small, but active. Is it becoming more of a threat?

Brazil: Which Giant has Woken Up?

Mooted new public order laws, police violence against demonstrations and indigenous communities --it's almost like the aftermath of a coup.

Venezuela: FAQ on opposition protests

A very detailed look at recent events in Venezuela and the reporting of them from UK group Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

Brazil: World Cup security locks in repression

As popular support for the World Cup rapidly wanes, a beleaguered government is putting in place ever more draconian forms of repression.

Brazil 1964: Never again!

March 31 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the military coup in Brazil, which ushered in the era of dictatorships in Latin America.

Brazil: Ripe for another year of protest?

The causes of last year's demonstrations haven't been addressed. But are Brazilians tired of demonstrating?

El Salvador: major challenges after narrow vote

A majority of 6,364 votes will make FMLN President's task exceptionally difficult.

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