Friday, December 12, 2008

The Ongoing Case of Human Rights Violations and "Disappearances" in Brazil

While I'd like to see some more research that can back up the claim that 9000 people have been "disappeared" in Rio over the last 24 months, there can be no doubt that the police commit dozens of gruesome murders every month (and probably every week) in the favelas. There is no question that Brazilian police's continuous war against and murding of poor and marginalized in Rio is nothing short of a major human rights disaster, and one that gets ignored far too much both inside and outside of Brazil.