Situation of Community Radios in Brazil

Commissioners: Felipe González; Tracy Robinson; Rose-Marie Belle Antoine; Catalina Botero, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression Petitioners: ARTICLE 19, Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias (not present) State: Brazil Petitioners urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) at a March…

Anti-Terrorism Case against Chiquita Moves Ahead

By Tracey Begley A suit against Chiquita Brands International filed by families of Americans kidnapped and killed by the FARC guerrilla force of Colombia will continue in federal courts after U.S. Judge Kenneth Marra of the Southern District of Florida…

Military Rejects Lula’s Truth Commission

By Tracey Begley Hours after President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva of Brazil announced plans in December 2009 to set up a truth commission that would investigate crimes committed during the military dictatorships, Brazil’s top military officials threatened their resignations…