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Kennedy in 1963 considered a military intervention in Brazil; a coup followed in 1964

Wednesday, January 8th 2014 - 20:17 UTC
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Former US President John F Kennedy mulled possible military intervention in Brazil one year before the 1964 coup that ousted then constitutional president Joao Goulart, according to archive documents released on Tuesday. Read full article


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  • Briton

    its always interesting that most of us have to wait 30 odd years just to find out what might have been,

    yet one may feel just how lucky we all are that it did not happen.?

    depending on ones point of view..

    Jan 09th, 2014 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    This is what one contemporary of Kennedy - Historian Howard Zinn - thought of the American Way Of Life.
    Matt Damon brings it to life for us.

    Jan 09th, 2014 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Like all revelations in history, judgement should be based on the context of the times.

    Jan 09th, 2014 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Agreed, Reality #3,
    that why its value (#2) is BECAUSE it was written by a Historian who was experiencing it AT THE TIME.
    Zinn had a frame of reference that was impeccable.
    You may not agree with his assessment, but it would be hard to find a better placed authority.

    [I find myself similarly well placed to write about the Duggan Case - I lived 10 miles away, I observed the subsequent riots at first hand, I have experienced the sus laws in operation, we are a mixed-race couple.]

    Jan 09th, 2014 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Had the US proceeded down this course then its reputation would be worse than it is now.

    Jan 12th, 2014 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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