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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:46 AM

Commemoration of Brazil's military coup causes anger, unease

Commemoration of Brazil's military coup causes anger, unease
Diane Jeantet, Associated Press Updated 11:29 pm CDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's call to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 military coup is causing discomfort in Latin America's largest nation, with social groups organizing protests and the federal prosecutors' office saying the call "deserves social and political repudiation."

Bolsonaro, a former army captain who waxes nostalgic for the 1964-1985 dictatorship, on Monday asked Brazil's Defense Ministry to organize "due commemorations" on March 31, the day historians say marks the coup that began the dictatorship, which supporters call a "military government."

The reaction was immediate. On Tuesday, federal prosecutors said that under international criminal law Brazil's dictators "had committed crimes against humanity." In a long and strongly worded statement, prosecutors said Bolsonaro's initiative sounded like an "apology for the practice of atrocities."

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The decision to commemorate the coup anniversary ended a 2011 move by then-President Dilma Rousseff, who had asked armed forces to suspend such commemorations. Rousseff, a former guerrilla, was jailed and tortured during the dictatorship.


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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 12:36 PM

1. He's outdoing even Macri, who mostly limits himself to meetings with Dirty War apologists

Adviser: "Bolsonaro ordered that the anniversary of the coup be celebrated this March 31st."

Macri: "What an oaf!"

"That he is."

"Doesn't he know it was on the 24th!?"

(referring, of course, to the last Argentine coup)

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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 04:45 PM

2. Macri and Bolsonaro could have jointly celebrated a "Coup Week" festival this year.

Couple of fascist dictatorship supporters shouldn't have let the time fly by so fast when they could have had a fascist party reaching across two countries! So much goose-stepping, and mock-torturing and assassinations to act out for fun.

Oh, well, if Macri worms his way into re-election, they will have more opportunities.

It is unexpected their big days occur within days of each other.

(Oh, yeah, always remember the original 9/11, which happened with the death of Chile's Salvador Allende, and the placement of the US puppet bloody monster, General Pinochet.)

It was great seeing the political cartoon. Thank you.

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