Brazilian activism made civil rights gains in 2017

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Brazilian Activism. Photo: Tomaz Silva/ABr
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Brazilian activism. Photo: Tomaz Silva/ABr

This year has been difficult for human rights in Brazil. An unprecedented number of human rights defenders are facing ever greater personal risks, and watchdogs condemned a series of moves by Congress that could bring about grave consequences.

Brazil’s political houses successfully passed a measure that could permit greater impunity for military personnel this...

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