By Phyllis R. Parker
When the Brazilian army overthrew President João Goulart in 1964, American diplomats characterised the coup as a "100 percentage Brazilian movement." It has on account that develop into obvious, principally via govt records declassified through the process study for this publication, that the us had an invisible yet pervasive half within the coup.
Relying largely on files from the Johnson and Kennedy presidential libraries, Phyllis Parker unravels the occasions of the coup in attention-grabbing element. The facts she offers is corroborated through interviews with key participants.
U.S. interference within the Goulart regime started while common diplomatic strain didn't produce the specified enthusiasm from him for the Alliance of development. Political and monetary manipulations additionally proving useless, the us stood able to again an army takeover of Brazil's constitutional democracy.
U.S. operation "Brother Sam" concerned shipments of petroleum, a naval activity strength, and a whole lot palms and ammunition in coaching for intervention in the course of the 1964 coup. whilst the Brazilian army won regulate with out calling at the prepared information, U.S. coverage makers instantly accorded acceptance to the recent executive and set in movement plans for monetary support.
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