USA, Brazilian dictators, plotted anti Allende coup


From the National Security Archive in the USA:

Brazil Conspired with U.S. to Overthrow Allende

Declassified U.S. Documents Show Richard Nixon and Brazilian President [dictator] Emilio Médici Discussed Coordinated Intervention in Chile, Cuba, and other Latin American nations “to prevent new Allendes and Castros”

Secret Back Channel established between Presidents

Brazilian General Accused U.S. of Asking Brazil to “do its dirty work”

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 282

Posted – August 16, 2009

Two Chilean women living in the United States were so moved by the plight of people who were detained and disappeared during the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet that they overcame the problems of distance, and wrote a book reconstructing the personal lives of eight victims through the accounts given by their closest relatives: here.

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    Brazil: The government plans to create a truth commission to investigate the use of torture by previous military dictatorships, Human Rights Minister Paulo de Tarso Vanucchi said on Sunday.

    He revealed that President Lula da Silva would propose a law creating the commission later this month.

    Unlike Argentina and Chile, Brazil has never prosecuted members of the armed forces for human rights abuses committed during the 1964-1985 dictatorship.


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