Rio's Military Police and the Case of Mangueira
By Adventures of a Gringa on January 08, 2014
After Brazil's massive 2013 protests, the government got to work on some of the demands that arose from the demonstrations: importing doctors, passing a law to funnel oil revenues to education and health, vowing political reforms, sending a congressman to jail for the first time in decades. But one area that remains untouched could have the most explosive consequences in the short term: the matter of the military police. The violence witnessed at the hands of the military police during the protests exacerbated long-standing tensions with these law enforcement officials. . . .
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