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As the world’s biggest sporting mega-events draw closer, Brazilian authorities will be expected to ensure borders, ports of entry, and territory are secure from threats and clandestine activity. However, security blunders during the Pope’s visit, ongoing conflicts between police and demonstrators, and public threats from organized crime groups promising a ‘World Cup of terror’ pull Brazil’s suitability to host international events into question.
While security threats to international visitors are worrisome, fundamental concerns about the social fabric of Brazil are masked by these worries, with longer term concerns at the core. One of the main problems facing Brazilian citizens is the everyday use More >
This post is a contribution to Blog Action Day 2013 in which bloggers around the world reflect on this year’s theme, Human Rights. For the original by Luiz Baltar, Ratão Diniz, Vitor Madeira and Naldinho Lourenço in Portuguese in Imagens do Povo click here.
Police and municipal guards calmly control the traffic at the entrances of the Complexo do Lins de Vasconcelos, located in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Residents of the formal neighborhood are thrilled with the disappearance of crack addicts from the region and wait at the doors and windows of their homes for the arrival of the Special Police Operations Battalion More >
For the original article by Artur Voltolini in Portuguese in Observatório de Favelas click here.How the logic of war applied by the State in popular areas leaves the rights of children to learn and socialize on the back burner.
Though the right to an education is guaranteed by Brazil’s Constitution since 1988, by the Child and Adolescent Statute of 1990, and by the National Directives and Bases of Education Law of More >
For original article by Júlia Dias Carneiro in Portuguese on BBC Brasil click here.
After a week of meetings in Brazil, the Secretary General of Amnesty Internacional, Salil Shetty, demanded an end to police impunity and a greater consistency in the protection of human rights, affirming that both the favelas of Rio and the indigenous communities of Mato Grosso do Sul appear to be “weak zones of human rights.”
“It is as if these people were not even in Brazil. Different rules apply there. They live in war zones where their human rights are suspended,” said Shetty.
During an interview with BBC Brasil, More >
Tucked away down a small, anonymous side street in Rio’s downtown bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, prominent public security expert and author of the Elite Squad books (which became box office hits) Luiz Eduardo Soares began a talk on Tuesday evening, June 25th, about Brazil’s recent social mobilization. The event was sponsored by Agência Redes Para Juventude. The building was packed, with people sitting on the floor and on the staircase, legs dangling over the edge of the loft. In the alley outside were crowds on the near and far sidewalks, curious as to why the forty or fifty people were assembled.
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