It is a manifestation of the hope that brutality and arbitrariness will be remembered so that they will never be repeated,” noted journalist Flávia Oliveira wrote in her column in the newspaper O Globo after the destruction of the memorial. "All of this was taken from the relatives of those killed in the massacre by the same public power that provoked it," she added.
Meanwhile, the mothers of the Jacarezinho dead and other victims of police violence are doing everything they can to prevent the state from rewriting or erasing history. In Rio de Janeiro south africa phone number list and other parts of Brazil, collectives and groups of mothers and families of victims of state violence serve as support networks as well as living memorials to the lives of lost youth. Cunha, from the Movimento Moleque, says that the mothers have an inspiration: the mothers of Acari.
These women from the Acari favela in Rio de Janeiro embarked on a mission to reveal the circumstances of the kidnapping and murder of 11 teenagers by police in July 1990. "They are a compass for us," says Cunha. Women who make us see that we cannot stop». For these mothers, mourning and memory are disputed territories, but for which they continue to fight. For the State, they are invisible: collateral damage from armed violence. But for each other, they are beacons in the dark.Until 2019, Villa Grande was the residence of Franco Zeffirelli. Between plastic flowers, dozens of photos with Hollywood actors and an endless number of very kitsch trinkets, he spent the last years of his life, the director of films like Romeo and Juliet and Brother Sun, Sister Moon.