Just After Midnight, In The Early Morning Of July A Group Of Men Later Identified As Off Duty Policemen Opened Fire On A Group Of Street Children Sleeping Rough Outside One Of Rio De Janeiro S Most Prominent Landmarks The Church Of Our Lady Of The Candel Ria The Incident Became Known As The Candel Ria Massacre And It Roused The People Of Rio The Cariocas And Took Them To The Streets In Protest Shortly Before The Shootings At The Church The Policemen Picked Up Three Boys Returning To Candel Ria From The Beach And Took Them Off In Their Car To Be Shot Elsewhere Shot And Left For Dead, One Of Them Survived His Survival Altered The Political Landscape His Name Is Wagner Dos Santos This Is His Story Wagner Santos S Intensely Tragic, Involving, And Fascinating Personal History Is Also A Glimpse Into The Dark Complexities And Cultural Landscape Of Rio De Janeiro, One Of The Most Beautiful And Vibrant Cities In The World
Julia Rochester grew up in East Devon on the Exe Estuary She has worked for the BBC World Service on programmes in Portuguese for Africa and for Amnesty International as Researcher on Brazil She has also been the managing editor of her own small publishing company, Corvo Books A graduate in Modern Languages, she is fluent in German and Portuguese and has lived and worked in Germany and Brazil.
- 288 pages
- The Candelaria Massacre: How Wagner dos Santos Survived the Street Children's Killing that Shook Brazil
- Julia Rochester
- 13 November 2018 Julia Rochester