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Dear Governors,                     We are writing to applaud the commitment the Governors, through the Interstate Legal Amazon Consortium, have made to fight illegal deforestation in the Amazon and to share our recommendations regarding the urgent,…
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Esteemed Attorney General, We write to express our serious concern about the elimination of the Group of Specialized Action in Public Security (GAESP, in Portuguese) and to urge you to establish a well-resourced unit of prosecutors dedicated to…
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Dear Foreign Ministers and Members of the European Parliament: We are writing to share our concerns regarding the environmental and human rights crisis unfolding in the Brazilian Amazon, and to urge that the EU-Mercosur trade agreement not be considered…
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São Paulo, September 26, 2017
 Edison Lobão
 Senator, President of Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Committee of the Federal Senate of Brazil
 Antonio Anastasia
 Senator, Vice president of Constitution, Justice and Citizenship…
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New York, February 16, 2017
 
  
 
 To the Rio de Janeiro Attorney General
 
  
 
 Esteemed Attorney General,
 
 It was a great pleasure to meet you and your team at the Ministério Público in Rio de Janeiro last…
Policemen patrol the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro on September 14, 2012.
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São Paulo, March 16, 2016
 
  
 
 Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff,
 
 President of Brazil
 
 Brasilia, BRAZIL
 
  
 
 Dear President Rousseff,
 
  
 
 We are writing to share Human Rights Watch…
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Brasília, June 9, 2015
 
  
 
 Renan Calheiros
 
 Senator, President of the Federal Senate of Brazil
 
  
 
 Andre Moura,
 
 Federal Deputy, President of the Chamber of Deputies Special Commission on PEC 171…
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We, the undersigned organisations, call upon the 41 Governments that compose the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, to take action and address the alarming proliferation of surveillance…
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His Excellency Geraldo Alckmin  Governor of the State of Sao Paulo   Dear Governor Geraldo Alckmin, We are writing to share with you our concerns regarding torture and other mistreatment of detainees by police and prison authorities in São Paulo state…
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Washington, D.C., July 28, 2014   Renan Calheiros Senator, President of the Federal Senate of Brazil   Vital do Rêgo Senator, President of the Senate Commission on the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship   Humberto Costa Senator, Rapporteur on Draft Law…
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Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014   Hector Timerman, Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Foreign Affairs Minister of Brazil Heraldo Muñoz, Foreign Affairs Minister of Chile María Ángela Holguín, Foreign Affairs Minister of…
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Washington, D.C., September 5th2013   His Excellency Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara President of Paraguay Asunción - Paraguay   Dear President Cartes, I am writing to urge your government and other MERCOSUR members to actively seek that the government of…
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Washington, D.C., September 5th2013   Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff Presidenta da República do Brasil Brasília, Brasil     Dear President Rousseff, I am writing to urge your government and other MERCOSUR members to actively seek that the government of…
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Washington, D.C., September 5th2013   His Excellency José Alberto Mujica Cordano President of Uruguay Montevideo - Uruguay   Dear President Mujica, I am writing to urge your government and other MERCOSUR members to actively seek that the government of…
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Washington, D.C., September 5th2013   Her Excellency Cristina Fernández de Kirchner President of Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina   Dear President Fernández, I am writing to urge your government and other MERCOSUR members to actively seek that the…