Wednesday, 10 September 2008

News Round-Up

The legacy of the 1964-1985 military dictatorship sits as a portentous cloud over Brazil’s democratic future
The Brazilian military is back, as it fleshes out its weaponry and strategies (COHA)

At approximately 10 am, after the trial session had already begun, pro-Fujimori Congresswoman Keiko Sofía Fujimori — Alberto Fujimori’s daughter — gave a press conference in Congress, where she announced that the tumor on her father’s pancreas was not cancerous. She also said that the doctor who examined her father recommended reducing the trial’s daily duration. Trial sessions currently last less than six hours, with recesses every two hours, and are held three times a week.

US expert says that declassified documents demonstrate that state crimes were committed (Fujimori on Trial)

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