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Category Archives: military occupation

Ex-president of Marielle Franco’s PSOL party believes Rio’s 41st Military Police Battalion, one of the state’s deadliest, are main suspects in councilwoman’s murder

Note from BW of Brazil: There shouldn’t be any surprise here. Of course, we still don’t have any certainty of the killers who took the life of Rio councilwoman Marielle … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

“Hell” de Janeiro! Residents complain about Armed Forces stops in the Rocinha favela: Shocking images from Rio’s slums show daily life under occupation

Note from BW of Brazil: If a picture is worth a thousand words, about 9,000 words of shocking photos give you a brief introduction to life under military occupation. This … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · 4 Comments

From the fear of a “black revolution”, to military occupation, to thousands of recent immigrants, murder of Haitian man is not Brazil’s first consideration of the “Haitian question”

Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past few years, this blog has featured a number of stories dealing Brazil’s connection with Haiti. And as the title points out, the … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments