2004: BRAZIL LAUNCHES INQUIRY INTO U.S. POPULATION ACTIVITIES

A U.S.-sponsored program that resulted in the sterilisation of nearly half of Brazil’s women has prompted a formal congressional inquiry, sponsored by more than 165 legislators from every political party that is represented in the Brazilian legislature. The investigation was initiated after information about a secret U.S.  National Security Council memorandum on American population control objectives in developing countries was published in the Jornal de Brasilia, Hova do Povo (Rio de Janeiro), Jornal do Brasil, and other major newspapers in early May. …

Brazil’s Ministry of Health, which had begun an investigation into the sterilisation program even before the American population strategy documents were disclosed, has revealed that 44 percent of all Brazilian women between the ages of 14 and 55 have been permanently sterilised. The older women apparently had the operation done when the program started, nearly two decades ago. News re ports charge that many of these women underwent the operation without their knowledge or consent. …

According to some reports, as many as 90 percent of all Brazilian women of African descent have been sterilised. If true, this would nearly eliminate future generations of black people in Latin America’s largest nation.  Brazil’s black population is reported to be second in size only to Nigeria’s. At least half of Brazil’s 154 million people are believed to be of African ancestry.  …

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