Brazilian Police: Cultural and Spiritual Battles



Over the fourteen years of the Workers’ Party (PT) governments of Lula da Silva and Dilma Roussef, even though only in a diffused fashion, the grammar of rights arrived in one of the main actors in its current asphyxia — the Brazilian military and civil police. Neither simply tormentors nor victims, police officers were placed in a position of getting converted to an open and very plastic rights matrix. Over the following paragraphs, I explore some of the contours of that tension certainly not reduced to but nevertheless singular to this particular spot of the globe.