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Amnesty International report on excessive use of force by Brazil's police raises concerns ahead of football tournament.
Torture and killing of man raises concerns over security forces ahead of next year's football World Cup.
Officials say security is improving, but campaigners say police are acting harshly ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Twenty-five officers sentenced to life in prison for their role in 1992 Carandiru massacre in which 111 inmates died.
Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Belo Horizonte, where semi-final of the Confederations Cup was being held.
Tear gas fired on demonstrators at museum complex set for renovation ahead of 2014 World Cup.
Authorities try to clean up city's drug-riddled favelas in preparation for 2014 Soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
State governor says issue can be resolved through negotiations after state legislature is taken over in Salvador city.
Landless families who were evicted after losing legal battle with owner fight police with sticks and clubs.
Elite forces backed by military raid Rio de Janeiro's largest slum, Rocinha, to drive out armed drug gangs.
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UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
 
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