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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A wave of criticism swept across Brazilian social media and news outlets after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro approved a message to commemorate Sunday, March 31st as the day, back in 1964 of the start of what he, as a former army captain, calls ‘Revolution of 64’. For many however, the day marks the start of the twenty-one-year military dictatorship in Brazil, that left thousands dead and hundreds missing.

"The coup d'état of 1964, with no possibility of doubt or historical revisionism, was a violent and undemocratic rupture . . .

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