March 31, 1964
A sad day that will never be forgotten by the Brazilian people. Exactly 50 years ago, the military seized power through a coup d’etat that overthrew the government of President João Goulart and established one of the most bloody and repressive dictatorships in Latin America.
Read here about the 1964 Brazilian coup d’état:
English – Portuguese
Sadder is not only the pile of bodies and lists of victims of torture, political prisoners and missing in 21 years of military dictatorship, but realize that two decades later, very little has changed in Brazil. The forces of repression just changed color – the green of the army was changed by the blue of the military polices – and the names have moved but the pieces on the board stay the same – the uniforms came out and entered the white-collar -, but the struggle of the Brazilian people for a truly just and democratic country still continues.
Read more about the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Brazilian coup d’etat: http://www.wsws.org
A long time ago in a country not so far away…
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