BBC News Brasil

08.01.19

O que significa para o Brasil se tornar um 'aliado preferencial extra-Otan' dos EUA?

Essa designação foi criada pelos Estados Unidos em 1989 "como uma maneira de impulsionar a indústria de Defesa americana", explica Paul Poast, professor de ciência política da Universidade de Chicago e especialista em relações internacionais.

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The New York Times

07.30.19

Why the Brazil Prison Massacre was a 'Tragedy Foretold'

After the flames were extinguished and guards regained a semblance of control over the prison in northern Brazil where a gang fight left 58 dead, officials encountered a macabre scene. "Mass incarceration swells the ranks of prison gangs by filling up prisons with potential new recruits who find themselves in terribly overcrowded and dangerous prisons, in need of protection," said Ben Lessing, a political science professor at the University of Chicago who studies the drug trade in Latin America.

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CNN

07.30.19

Prison riot in Brazil leaves 16 inmates decapitated and dozens more killed

At least 57 people were killed, including 16 who were decapitated, during a vicious gang battle that erupted in a prison in northern Brazil on Monday morning. Benjamin Lessing, a professor at the University of Chicago who studies Brazil's prison gangs, said that there were likely local factors at play in Monday's violence, but the attacks were also part of an ongoing turf war between the country's two main gangs and a "whole constellation of local gangs."

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