Friday, February 5, 2010

Capital Punishment in Brazil

Angus Reid Global Monitor posted an article about the public opinion in Brazil on the Death Penalty.

Favor 41.2%

Oppose 55.2%

Unsure 3.6%

Most people in Brazil are against the death penalty, according to a poll by Instituto Sensus. 55.2 per cent of respondents share this opinion, practically unchanged since January 2001.

The South American country abolished capital punishment in 1979, with the exception of crimes of treason committed in a time of war. Brazil ratified the Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty in August 1996.

Now, that's what I call a civilized country. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. In Costarica the capital punishment has never been not even this close to exist since peace, and other policies are rooted since I long time ago, since this country exist there is no death punishment.