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Changing the World One Letter At a Time

Amnesty International | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Amnesty International

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Study: Brazilian Police Kill Average Of 6 People A Day

AP | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 for an average of six killings a day, a public safety NGO sai...

Our Police, a Legacy from 50 Years Ago

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

April 1st marked the 50th anniversary of the military coup that installed a 21-year long dictatorship in Brazil. Along with the repressive practices, censorship, torture, extermination and disappearance of oppositors, the military regime was responsible for an institutional architecture that remains in some areas of Brazilian society. One of the most flagrant legacy of the dictatorship is the widespread practice of police abuse - Brazilian Police is responsible for 2,000 deaths every year according to Amnesty International.

Police Take Favela Without Firing A Shot

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police have occupied a group of adjacent favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the latest slum "pacification" aimed at ...

Violence Breaks Out Between Rio De Janeiro Teachers And Police

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Clashes broke out in Rio de Janeiro's busy downtown business district Tuesday as police skirmished with stri...

Police Found Guilty In Prison Killings

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO — Twenty-five Brazilian police officers were found guilty on Saturday of killing 52 inmates during the 1992 riot at Sao Paulo's Carand...

Did Police Execute 30 People In Brazil?

AP | By STAN LEHMAN | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

SAO PAULO -- Current and former police officers may have committed up to 30 murders during the recently ended police strike in Brazil's northeastern s...

Disgruntled Police Threaten Brazil's Upcoming Carnival Celebrations

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

SALVADOR, Brazil — Troops tightened the security ring around a Brazilian state legislature building Wednesday, seeking to step up pressure on th...

3,000-Man Operation Storms Brazil's Biggest Slum

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- More than 3,000 police and soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers raced into Brazil's biggest slum before dawn Sunday, quickl...

Nearly 20 Cops Arrested For Partaking In Brutal Death Squad

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Brazilian authorities say they have arrested nearly 20 police officers suspected of taking part in a death squad that allegedly murd...

Brazil Police Accused Of "Extrajudicial" Killingskilled more than 11,000

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Police in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have killed more than 11,000 people in the past six years, many execution-style, accordi...