Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: death squads

Document points to a late 1980s extreme right plan to exterminate poor populations


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past year and a half this blog has featured many articles on what appears to be an act of ongoing genocide against the … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Six Brazilian rappers killed in the last two years; communities suspect Military Police death squads


Top: DJ Felipe, MC Duda, MC Felipe Boladão Bottom: DJ Lah, MC Primo, MC Careca In São Paulo, Hip Hop is one of the strongest cultural movements in the city. In … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

According to insiders, “In each battalion of the Military Police there’s a death squad”: Does this explain why so many black men are being killed?


  Civil Police reveal how the new death squads of São Paulo work and denounce the persecutions the agents suffer that refuse to kill and torture Since the debut of … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rapper DJ Lah among seven massacred in São Paulo; São Paulo rapper 2Pac among survivors: Community suspects a police hit


Rapper is among victims of the latest massacre in São Paulo DJ Lah, of the group Conexão do Morro, is one of seven killed in the early hours of Saturday … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Police in northeastern state of Bahia kill more than one person per day, rate is higher than in Rio and São Paulo. Police murders registered as "resisting arrest" soar


  If you ever get into a discussion on the topic of race with a Brazilian, you are sure to hear the argument that a Ku Klux Klan type group … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brazil: Death squads and the genocide of Afro-Brazilians


By Pablo Reis and BW of Brazil Yesterday, the Huffington Post posted an article entitled “Brazil Police May Have Executed 30 During Strike” highlighting the aftermath of a recent police … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · 3 Comments