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Torture in Brazil : a shocking report on the pervasive use of torture by Brazilian military governments, 1964-1979

Author: Sao Paulo (Archidiocesis); University of Texas. Institute of Latin American Studies.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, Institute of Latin American Studies, 1998.
Series: ILAS special publication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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From 1964 until 1985, Brazil was ruled by a military regime that sanctioned the systematic use of torture in dealing with its political opponents. This catalog describes the systematic use of torture  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sao Paulo (Archidiocesis); University of Texas. Institute of Latin American Studies.
ISBN: 0292704844 9780292704848
OCLC Number: 912815554
Notes: Tít. orig.: Nunca mais.
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Book (United States).
Description: XXVIII, 238 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface to the New EditionForeword by the Former General Secretary of the World Council of ChurchesPreface by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Sao PauloIntroduction to the Brazilian EditionPart 1: Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Punishment1: Torture Classes: Guinea Pig Prisoners2: Modes and Instruments of Torture3: Torture of Children and Women4: Medical Assistance to TorturePart II: The Repressive System5: The Origins of the Military Regime6: The Consolidation of the Authoritarian State7: The History and Legal Structure of the Repressive System8: How Suspects Were DetainedPart III: Against Everything and Everybody9: A Profile of Repression10: Against Leftist Organizations11: Against Targeted Social Groups12: Against "Subversion"Part IV: Distortion of the Law13: The Nature of Judicial Proceedings14: Six Sample CasesPart V: "This Is Where Hell Is..."15: The Houses of Horror16: The Consequences of Torture17: Deaths under Torture18: The DisappearedNotes AppendicesI. Glossary of AcronymsII. Statement on Torture by the World Council of ChurchesIII. List of "Disappeared" Political Prisoners
Series Title: ILAS special publication.
Responsibility: secretly prepared by the Archidiocese of Sao Paulo ; translated by Jaime Wright ; edited with a new preface by Joan Dassin.

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"This is the most important book to come out of Brazil in this decade, perhaps in the last 30 years." * Choice *

 
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