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An Interview with Herbert de Souza, Brazil's Champion of the Poor

LADB Article ID: 55106
Category/Department: Brazil
Date: 1997-08-15
By: Patricia Hynds

Herbert de Souza, one of Brazil's strongest voices on behalf of the poor and against injustice, died on Aug. 9 at the age of 61. The cause of death was liver failure resulting from AIDS. Despite his illness, de Souza was deeply involved in the nation's major social issues including agrarian reform, hunger, and police brutality. Shortly before his death, de Souza, known throughout the country as Betinho, granted an exclusive interview to LADB Political Affairs Editor Patricia Hynds.

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