Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Brazilian History: The Years of Lead #1

The years between 1964-1989 are known in Brazil as Os Anos de Chumbo (The Years of Lead). That’s because during this period Brazil was under a brutally violent US-controlled puppet government military dictatorship.

How did it come into existence?

1. Brazilians vote in a very left-wing candidate whose policies benefit Brazil and the Brazilian working class, not the US economy.

2. The US sends its navy over to Brazil to be at the ready in case the Brazilian military is met with armed resistance during its takeover of the government.

3. Military dictatorship is put in place. 

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