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Brazil: a country in mourning and struggle

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The present situation in Brazil offers particular challenges to social workers operating within an emancipatory framework. This article reflects on the Brazilian political situation, especially around the recent assassinations of left-wing leaders in the cases of Francisca das Chagas Silva in 2016 and Marielle Franco in 2018, the coup against the government of Dilma Roussef, the arrest of ex-President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, and the accusations against current President Michel Temer.
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Document Type: Commentary

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Publication date: 01 August 2018

This article was made available online on 20 August 2018 as a Fast Track article with title: "Brazil: a country in mourning and struggle".

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