Brazil: No Cheers for the Heroes

When the Brazilian army ousted leftist President João Goulart and rescued the country from the edge of chaos in 1964, joyful crowds danced in the streets of Rio de Janeiro and hailed the soldiers as their heroes. Last week, as Brazil marked the fifth anniversary of the army's revolution, the only celebrations were those staged by the military, and the only praise came from the generals themselves.

Close Supervision. Even that praise was well measured. Aware of his government's unpopularity, Marshal turned President Arthur da Costa e Silva divided his lengthy televised anniversary address to the nation into four one-hour installments...

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