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Disappearances in the Post-Transition Era in Latin America$
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Karina Ansolabehere, Barbara A. Frey, and Leigh A. Payne

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780197267226

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197267226.001.0001

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State Violence in Brazil: Execution, Slaughter, and Disappearance in the Post-Authoritarian Era

State Violence in Brazil: Execution, Slaughter, and Disappearance in the Post-Authoritarian Era

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(p.129) 7 State Violence in Brazil: Execution, Slaughter, and Disappearance in the Post-Authoritarian Era
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Disappearances in the Post-Transition Era in Latin America
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Javier Amadeo

Raiane Patrícia Severino Assumpção

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197267226.003.0008

In this chapter, the authors seek to analyse the manifestations of state violence in Brazil in the post-transition period following the 1964-1985 authoritarian regime. First, some of the possible causes of violence in the country are briefly discussed, highlighting elements of a structural nature and others related to the legacy of the authoritarian period. In a second section, the so-called May Crimes of 2006, are examined, in which execution, slaughter, and disappearance took place. A third section of the chapter examines the process of social mobilisation that occurred as a response to these crimes, particularly the strategy used by the families of victims to appeal to the Inter-American human rights system to seek justice after frustrated efforts for investigation and justice within the country.

Keywords:   Brazil, Disappearance, Execution, May Crimes, Slaughter, State violence

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