Agência Brasileira de Inteligência
The Agência Brasileira de Inteligência
or Brazilian Agency of Intelligence
is the former (and infamous) SNI
, that during the dictatorship that ran from the 1960s
to the middle 1980s
was responsible for censorship, torture, murder and actions against members of student movements, artists or politicians that dared to defy the government.
It is said by some that SNI has been a member of the CIA "Condor Operation", an operation to maintain and spread dictatorship and anti-communist ideas in Latin America.
Today, ABIN is a fairly unknown agency that went through a lot of changes and names to clean the old SNI reputation, and deals with internal intelligence and the military.