No Justice for Horrors of Brazil’s Military Dictatorship 50 Years On

Published: 13/12/2018
No Justice for Horrors of Brazil’s Military Dictatorship 50 Years On
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Expand Tanks occupy the Avenida Presidente Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 4, 1968. © 1968 Correio da Manhã Fifty years ago today, Brazil´s military regime unleashed all-out repression with the publication of Institutional Act 5. Brazil’s president, army general Artur da Costa e Silva, immediately invoked the Act to close Congress and state legislatures, arrest opposition politicians, and

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