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 considering develop into obvious, mostly via govt files declassified through the process study for this booklet, that the U.S. had an invisible yet pervasive half within the coup.
Relying mostly on records from the Johnson and Kennedy presidential libraries, Phyllis Parker unravels the occasions of the coup in interesting aspect. The facts she offers is corroborated through interviews with key participants.
U.S. interference within the Goulart regime started whilst common diplomatic strain did not 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 guidance for intervention through the 1964 coup. while the Brazilian army won regulate with no calling at the prepared suggestions, U.S. coverage makers instantly accorded attractiveness to the hot executive and set in movement plans for fiscal support.
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