Opinion: The Curmudgeon on the Coup d’état

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - No, the Curmudgeon was not in Brazil on April Fools Day, 1964, but he’s here now and has been observing the peculiar form of remembering that day, the first in power of the Brazilian military after the coup d’état carried out March 31st. Many have remarked on the strangeness of having no date on which to celebrate the end of the dictatorship.

The end of Portuguese rule is celebrated on September 7th . . .

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