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U.N. Human Rights Agency Calls For Investigation In Brazil

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO (AP) — The United Nation's human rights agency called Wednesday for an "immediate, impartial and effective investigation" into the violenc...

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...

Armed Inmates Hold Dozens Of Visitors Hostage

AP | Posted 06.16.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Inmates armed with guns and knives seized control of a prison in northeastern Brazil and local news media reported Monday the prison...

Girl Claims To Be Raped In Brazilian Men's Jail

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — A 14-year-old girl has told police she was held and raped for four days by inmates after being taken inside a men's prison in n...

Brazilian Prisons RIOT, Leave 18 Dead

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Brazilian Inmates Escape Prison With Babies In Tow

AP | CAROLINA ESCALERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Brazilian authorities say six female inmates escaped with their babies from a prison unit where they were allowed to stay with their...