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For the Record: How a Brazilian newsroom created a digital archive of the Jan. 8 coup

The latest on FOIA, transparency and accountability battles, threats and wins from MuckRock.

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How Brazilian journalists tapped DocumentCloud’s AI tools to analyze tens of thousands of social media posts

Join us on March 1 to hear how Brazilian newsroom Aos Fatos parsed large volumes of social media updates to report powerful stories.

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Brazil’s military dictatorship leaves a paper trail in the CIA archives

Brazil’s military dictatorship leaves a paper trail in the CIA archives

While Brazilian presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro’s overt embrace of authoritarianism may seem aberrant to many foreign observers, it differs only in degree from decades of United States influence in Latin America. Declassified Central Intelligence Agency and State Department records from the midst of the Brazilian military dictatorship reveal an official US policy of support for the very brutality Bolsonaro intends to revive.

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The CIA and Pelé

The CIA and Pelé

A 1975 memo from Henry Kissinger uncovered in the Central Intelligence Agency archives details the then-Secretary of State’s talking points for an upcoming Oval Office meeting with Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian soccer phenom better known as Pelé.

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