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Uma verdadeira aula de direitos humanos

Publicado por Denise Paiva
Data da publicação: 04/01/2018

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Minha continência, general Lucena (1930-2017)

Publicado por Denise Paiva
Data da publicação: 28/03/2017

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Plains and Plateau

Publicado por Denise Paiva
Data da publicação: 16/11/2015

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(Português) Itamar Franco: O social como fim e o econômico como meio

Publicado por Denise Paiva
Data da publicação: 01/12/2014

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The Bolsa Familia Program: An Unpostponable Debate

Publicado por Denise Paiva
Data da publicação: 21/02/2014

  At a moment when the floodgates for the election process and political debates of 2014 are being opened, Brazilian society clamors for the creation of new politics and an effective and responsible commitment with the country’s development, summarized by the newly popular slogan “We want more because we can do more!” We must transcend the bias, crystalized overtime, that Bolsa Familia, Brazil’s family welfare system,...

Crevices of Solidarity – Part IV- The passion of Efigenia

Publicado por Denise Paiva
Data da publicação: 25/10/2012

  When I remember Efigenia on those tiresome weekend trips, hauling her artisan craft materials and readymade pieces such as handbags and sandals to sell, I wonder if she was driven by political convictions and a sense of solidarity or if there was some other, very strong, ingredient in the mix which made that young lass carry all those heavy bags all the way from the Cidade Industrial, suburb of Belo Horizonte to Linhare...

Crevices of solidarity – part III Forayed and Beatriz, unconditional love

Publicado por Denise Paiva
Data da publicação: 18/10/2012

  It was the eve of the trial in the Fourth Military Regional Courthouse and I was called upon by a lawyer named Alfonso Cruz from Belo Horizonte who defended some of the political prisoners. He asked me to accommodate Forayed and his year and a half year old daughter, a lovely, honey-colored, curly haired girl named Beatriz. At home, Isa and Umberto were already on the couch. It was a mess. I put Umberto on a mattress on...

Crevices of Solidarity – Part II – How it all started

Publicado por Denise Paiva
Data da publicação: 08/10/2012

  It was September or October 1973. I was working on the first floor of the old bus station building on Avenida Rio Branco where the Secretary of Labor and Welfare was located. I was 22 years old and head of the Section of Social Resources Management which was in charge of the Helpdesk for Homeless and Poor Migrants. 1973 was the first year of Itamar Franco’s second term of office in Juiz de Fora. One time, as I recall, at ...