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Veridiana Domingos Cordeiro

Narratives of an Institutionalized Childhood

by Veridiana Domingos Cordeiro

During the military dictatorship (1964-1985), Brazil not only witnessed political persecution, detention, torture, censorship, and disappearances, but also coercive practices to control marginalized and abandoned children. For that, the government had created the National Foundation for Minors’ Wellbeing (FUNABEM) which was responsible for all public policies regarding infancy and youth. FUNABEM incorporated the already existent...

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