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 due to the fact that develop into obvious, mostly via govt records declassified in the course of the process examine for this ebook, that the U.S. had an invisible yet pervasive half within the coup.
Relying mostly on files from the Johnson and Kennedy presidential libraries, Phyllis Parker unravels the occasions of the coup in attention-grabbing element. The proof she offers is corroborated via interviews with key participants.
U.S. interference within the Goulart regime all started whilst basic 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 bunch fingers and ammunition in education for intervention in the course of the 1964 coup. while the Brazilian army won regulate with out calling at the prepared counsel, U.S. coverage makers instantly accorded attractiveness to the hot executive and set in movement plans for fiscal support.
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