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Children of the Drug Trade: A Case Study of Children in Organised Armed Violence in Rio De Janeiro

> 7Letras, Rio de Janeiro, 2003, 245 p.,pdf

This study was conceived following Viva Rio’s participation in a number of international seminars and events that dealt with the involvement of children in war and major armed conflict. Through this participation, Viva Rio became aware that the role of children and adolescents participating in the territorial disputes of drug factions within Rio de Janeiro has more in common with the lives of ‘child soldiers’ in war situations than with the lives of traditionally defined gang members found in (...) read

date of on-line publication : 18 December 2007

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)

The failure of good intentions : fraud, theft and murder in the Brazilian diamond industry

> Occasional Paper n° 12, May 2005

« Laws for the English to see » (para inglês ver) : this Brazilian expression, still in common usage, dates back to 1830, when Brazil, under pressure from England, began to pass laws against trafficking in slaves. Everyone knew the laws would not be enforced. It was then said, that the laws were only para inglês ver, just for the English to see. They seem to act quite the same with the « Kimberley Process ». Production is mostly in the hands of unlicensed, unregistered garimpeiros or hand miners (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 February 2007

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)

Fugitives and phantoms : the diamond exporters of Brazil

> Occasional Paper n° 13, March 2006

Brazil’s diamond sector is in crisis. Three of the country’s largest diamond producers and exporters have been arrested and are now facing an array of criminal charges. A joint task force of Brazil’s Federal Police, Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office and Internal Revenue Service have alleged that the three are behind a mega scheme for smuggling diamonds using fraudulent Kimberley Certificates. According to police, the smuggled diamonds come partly from domestic garimpeiro production, partly (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 February 2007

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