Opinion: AMANuensis, or how to “commemorate” March 31st

Bolsonaro's time at the AMAN military academy has conditioned him to regard the deaths of more than 300,000 people as "acceptable losses".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – (Opinion) Fifty-seven years ago today, on the evening of March 31, 1964, the Brazilian military high command carried out a plan to overthrow Brazil’s elected civil government and install a military dictatorship. The coup found little initial resistance, and only 7 people were killed on April Fool’s Day when President João Goulart resigned and fled the country.

The soi-disant “revolution” lasted 21 years, with generals, admirals and brigadiers running the country until 1985, when Brazil once again elected (albeit indirectly) a civilian president – Tancredo Neves.

During that time, the military arrested . . .

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