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The military occupation of Maré ahead of Brazil’s World Cup

By Atila Roque, executive director of Amnesty International Brazil Early last Saturday morning (5 April 2014), the streets of Rio de Janeiro’s Maré complex of favelas (slums) woke up to a military occupation by around 2,700 federal Army troops. They … Continue reading

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Army out of the barracks back on the streets

President Mohamed Morsi decision to give the army new policing powers has raised new concerns about Egypt’s future, raked up painful memories of the past. In protests around the Presidential Palace on Friday, we saw tanks and armoured vehicles belonging … Continue reading

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