Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that an Army officer who was convicted of torture during the country’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship was a “national hero.”
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday appointed two members of the armed forces to a commission investigating deaths and disappearances during the 1964-81 military dictatorship.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday questioned the credibility of a truth commission that investigated human rights abuses under the country's military dictatorship, suggesting it was politically influenced by the left.
The president under Brazil's military dictatorship in the 1970s personally authorized executions of subversives, according to a declassified CIA document published on Friday in the Brazilian media. President Ernesto Geisel ruled Brazil from 1974 to 1979, toward the end of the country's two decade long military dictatorship.