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About Andrew Purcell

Andrew Purcell is a British freelance journalist based in New York. His principal clients are the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), the Sunday Herald (Scotland), the Guardian (UK) and BBC World Service radio. He tweets at: @andrewpurcellny

Andrew Purcell es un periodista freelance británico que vive en Nueva York. sus principales clientes son Age y Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Sunday Herald (Escocia), The Guardian (Reino Unido) y la BBC World Service. Twitter: @andrewpurcellny

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Adam Bychawski

Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

New York empties its jails

A huge achievement that could even signify the beginning of a more rational, humane approach to American criminal justice: how was it done?

Apenas outro dia nas favelas do Rio

“A violência te torna uma pessoa agressiva, te deixa psicologicamente ruim (…) Eu não tenho mais medo de morrer. Eu tenho medo de deixar de lutar”. Español English           

Un día más en las favelas de Río

“La violencia (…) se ha convertido en una parte tan importante de mi rutina, que le he perdido el miedo. No tengo miedo a morir, pero tengo miedo de rendirme”. English Português

Just another day in Rio’s favelas

Violence has "become such a part of my routine that I’ve lost my fear. I’m not scared of dying but I am scared of giving up”. Español Português

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