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Bloggingheads 12-07-2008 04:17 PM

UN Plaza: Treaties of the Future
 

Eastwest 12-07-2008 06:55 PM

Re: UN Plaza: Treaties of the Future
 
Nice get Mark.

Thanks to both.

EW

Mark Leon Goldberg 12-07-2008 11:26 PM

Re: UN Plaza: Treaties of the Future
 
Thanks!

ohcomeon 12-08-2008 11:17 AM

Re: UN Plaza: Treaties of the Future
 
Informative and optimistic - a good way to start a week! Thanks to both.

bjkeefe 12-08-2008 07:19 PM

Re: UN Plaza: Treaties of the Future
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ohcomeon (Post 98871)
Informative and optimistic - a good way to start a week! Thanks to both.

Agreed. I liked hearing the details.

Wonderment 12-09-2008 12:44 AM

Re: UN Plaza: Treaties of the Future
 
FROM CNN:
Quote:

Protesters took to the fabled Brazilian beaches of Copacabana on Tuesday to draw attention to the 9,000 people they say have disappeared in Rio de Janeiro since January 2007..

The group ONG Rio de Paz staged a cemetery on the sand, with mannequins representing those who have been slain and secretly buried. Demonstrators also constructed facsimiles of ovens that narcotics traffickers and death squads reportedly use to cremate remains of those they have abducted.

"In general, they are assassinated by police," said Antonio Carlos Costa, president of ONG Rio de Paz, "police acting outside of their regular work hours. They are also assassinated by narco-traffickers. The bodies are disposed of in secret cemeteries in the metropolitan Rio de Janeiro area or incinerated alive by narco-traffickers in what they call 'microwaves.' "

Costa pointed out there was a great outcry when 138 political activists disappeared during Brazil's military dictatorship from 1964-'85.

Now, he said, 9,000 people have disappeared solely in Rio de Janeiro in less than two years and "no one says anything." He attributed the apathy to the fact that most of the victims are poor and live on the outskirts of the city.


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