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Governador com Jair Bolsonaro no Comando Militar Sudeste. Photo Governo do Estado de São Paulo. Flickr
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Bolsonaro and his attempt to erase the historical memory of brutality

Faithfully devoted to the military dictatorship (1964-1985), President Jair Bolsonaro again unleashed controversy by questioning the legitimacy of the Truth Commission which investigated the crimes committed during that dark period in Brazil’s past.   Osvaldo Cardosa   Without thinking or pondering the consequences, the far-right politician was prepared to declare […]

Breaking the silence: Colombians march for the lives of social activists
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Breaking the silence: Colombians march for the lives of social activists

According to the report “Todos los nombres, todos los rostros”, between January 2016 and May 2019, 837 Colombian social leaders were killed. Their crime: working for the good of the people. Unfortunately, the Colombian government’s efforts to stop this bloodshed seem not to have been effective. Because of this, last Friday a global day for peace for this South American country took place.