In this article I discuss the police massacre of 22 people in the Vila Cruzeiro favela of Rio de Janeiro. I argue that the war on drugs and the Brazilian distinction between "labourer" and "criminal" serves to justify the control and extermination of black Brazilians by an unaccountable police force.
|Translated title of the contribution||Massacre in Vila Cruzeiro - unequal citizenship, war on drugs and democracy in Brazil|
|Specialist publication||Interesse Nacional|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2022|