Brazil: President states violence against blacks and the poor to be most critical issues

Posted on August 6, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Politics

Globo reported on August 5, 2013 that President Dilma stated in a speech at the Presidential Palace that violence against young blacks and the poor is one of the most potent issues in Brazil today. Her statement is a reflection of the recent disappearance of Mason Amarildo Souza who went missing in the Rochina favela after police mistaken him for an alleged drug trafficker. The new covenant, Statue of the Youth, will work to reduce social inequality including an end to violence. In addition, the president addressed the issue of free expression in response to the current protests countrywide. She admitted to being imprisoned and tortured after protesting against the military dictatorship. Read Article

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