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About Ana Paula Pellegrino

Ana Paula Pellegrino is an associate researcher at the Igarapé Institute, where she works on drug policy, penal execution and public and citizen security issues. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in international politics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ). 

Articles by Ana Paula Pellegrino

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Crece (otra vez) la milicia en Rio de Janeiro

Inicialmente, las milicias aseguraron territorio, garantizaron la ley y el orden, y lograron cierta legitimidad. Pero se han convertido en bandas criminales despiadadas, que compiten con las de narcotraficantes. English

Rio de Janeiro's militia on the rise (again)

Initially, the militias secured territory, guaranteed law and order, and achieved some legitimacy. But they have become ruthless criminal gangs, competing with those of drug traffickers. Español

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