Brazil, war on children / Gilberto Dimenstein ; introduction by Jan Rocha ; [translated by Chris Whitehuse ; edited by Duncan Green]. [print]Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: Portuguese Publication details: London, United Kingdom : Latin America Bureau, [(c)1991. ; New York, New York : Distribution in North America by Monthly Review Press Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Street children -- Crimes against -- Brazil | Murder victims -- Brazil | Torture victims -- Brazil | Abused children -- Brazil | Abandoned children -- Brazil | Enfants vagabonds -- Bresil | Enfants de la rue -- Bresil | Enfants sans-abri -- Bresil | Violence envers les enfants -- Bresil | Sociology of Urban AreasGenre/Form: Children's Studies Social Science LOC classification: HV6250.4.B739 1991HV6250.4.C48.D582.B739 1991COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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IndianaTRODUCTION 'My life is like the wind' 'I killed you because you had no future' Angels of death Heroes or villains? Supporting murder The law of silence
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.
Jan Rocha has lived in Brazil for nearly 30 years. Since 1974 she has been a reporter for the BBC World Service, covering Brazil and other South American countries. Between 1984 and 1994, she was a newspaper correspondent in Brazil. She is the author of Brazil in Focus and Murder in the Rainforest.
Translation of: A guerra dos meninos.