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 given that develop into obvious, principally via executive files declassified in the course of the process study for this booklet, that the USA 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 aspect. The facts she provides is corroborated through interviews with key participants.
U.S. interference within the Goulart regime started whilst basic diplomatic strain didn't produce the specified enthusiasm from him for the Alliance of development. Political and financial manipulations additionally proving useless, the U.S. stood able to again an army takeover of Brazil's constitutional democracy.
U.S. operation "Brother Sam" concerned shipments of petroleum, a naval job strength, and a whole bunch hands and ammunition in training for intervention in the course of the 1964 coup. whilst the Brazilian army won keep watch over with no calling at the prepared tips, U.S. coverage makers instantly accorded reputation to the hot govt and set in movement plans for fiscal support.
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