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Hard-Line Brazilian Judge Patricia Acioli Murdered Brutally Outside Her Home in Rio de Janeiro

August 23, 2011

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BRAZIL.— Brazilian Judge Patricia Acioli, mother of three, known for her hard-line stance against Rio de Janeiro’s criminal gangs and brutal militias,was murdered on 11 August just outside her house in Niteroi, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro. Judge Acioli was shot by four hooded gunmen when she pulled up to her home early […]

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Anti- Logging Environmentalists Murdered in Brazil

May 29, 2011

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DRAFTED BY: Ashly Bloxon BRAZIL.— Anti- logging activism is becoming increasingly more dangerous in areas of Brazil. Amazon environmental activist Adelino Ramos’ murder comes just days after the death of Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva. In 2005, Dorothy Stang, an American born Roman Catholic sister was brutally shot and killed in a rural area of […]

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UCSD Holds Talk: Presidential Leadership and Democratization in México and Brazil

May 22, 2011

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SAN DIEGO.– UCSD’s Political science department  host speaker José Luis Méndez Martínez to discuss Presidential leadership and democracy in Mexico and Brazil. José Luis Méndez Martínez holds  a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de México as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a Fulbright Scholar in […]

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