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Summary Sprawling over nearly half of Brazil’s territory and encompassing nine of its states, the Amazon region is home to over 20 million Brazilians. Since 1985 – when the government began monitoring deforestation in the Amazon – more than half a…
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Summary Every day, people in Brazil put themselves at risk to defend the Amazon rainforest from illegal logging. They are public officials who work for the country’s environmental agencies and police officers who fight environmental crime; they are…
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  Summary In May 2013 an airplane sprayed pesticides over a rural school, São José do Pontal, located among the vast corn and soy plantations extending around Rio Verde, a city in Goiás state in Brazil. Around 90 people—mostly children studying at the…
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Summary Leonardo, 25, has muscular dystrophy, a disability that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. He has lived in a residential institution for persons with disabilities in Brazil since he was 15. His mother felt she had no choice but…
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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary On a Friday afternoon in October 2015, Luciana Caroline Albuquerque Bezerra, the executive secretary of health surveillance for the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, received a call from her boss, the secretary of health for the state. Two pediatric…
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Summary Roraima is the deadliest state for women and girls in Brazil. Killings of women rose 139 percent from 2010 to 2015, reaching 11.4 homicides per 100,000 women that year, the latest for which there is data available. The national average is 4.4…
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 Police in the state of Rio de Janeiro have killed more than 8,000 people in the past decade, including at least 645 people in 2015. One fifth of all homicides in the city of Rio last year were police killings. Three quarters of…
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 Lethal Force
 Police Violence and Public Security in Rio de Janeiro and
 São Paulo
 I. Executive Summary
 Police Killings
 Police Cover Ups
 Police Investigations
 Police Impunity
 Key Recommendations…
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 In the Dark
 Hidden Abuses Against
 Detained Youths in Rio de Janeiro
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 Summary
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 Recommendations
 III. Juvenile Detention in Rio de
 Janeiro
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 The Current Crisis
 Acute Staffing Shortages…
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Brazil "REAL DUNGEONS" Juvenile Detention in the State of Rio de Janeiro I. SUMMARY.. II. RECOMMENDATIONS Pretrial Detention Disciplinary Practices Complaint Mechanisms and Monitoring Prosecutorial Oversight Public Defenders Conditions of Confinement…
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April 2003                                                                                                                             
 Vol. 15, No. 1(B) CRUEL CONFINEMENT Abuses Against Detained Children in Northern Brazil I.  SUMMARY.. II.
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Rapid, unplanned growth of Brazil’s urban centers—11 of its cities are home to more than a million people each—has been accompanied in most cases by soaring crime rates and public dissatisfaction with the criminal justice system. In several states,…