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Brazil: War on Children

By Gilberto Dimenstein

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Brazil: War on Children
ISBN: 9780906156636
Format: Hardback
Brazil: War on Children
ISBN: 9780906156629
Format: Paperback / softback

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  • Synopsis
    "Brazil: War on Children" is a journey through the underworld of Brazil's ten million street children. The author interweaves first-hand reportage, interviews and statistics to paint a picture of life for the children. He discovers a world of pimps, muggers, prostitutes and petty criminals; homeless children who live in fear of sudden death at the hands of the off-duty police and other vigilantes who make up Brazil's death squads. Dimenstein interviews the Church workers who risk becoming death squad targets themselves by befriending the children and trying to bring them hope. He also talks to the authorities who turn a blind eye, to the killers and to the children themselves. An introduction by Jan Rocha, the "Guardian"'s Brazil correspondent, shows how the children are just the most visible casualties of one of the most inequal societies in the world. It describes the impact of the policies of President Fernando Collor de Mello on Brazil's poor.
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    Author Gilberto Dimenstein
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 96