Coup d’état in Brazil


The coup d’état in Brazil was carried out by military forces between 31st March and 1st April 1964. It led to the overthrow of João Goulart (from the Brazilian Labour Party, or “Partido Laborista”) and marked the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship, which lasted until 15th March 1985. On 2nd April, a military regime was formed, which called itself the “Comando Supremo da Revolução” (Supreme Command of the Revolution). Goulart went into exile in Uruguay.

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Tanques frente al Congreso Nacional luego del golpe militar. Brasilia, 1964.
Agência Senado (Brasil)