Here is a list of post 1964 Brazilian coup d'état presidents of Brazil and those who were corrupt or committed civil criminal acts such as narco-crime, arson, theft, financial fraud, rape and corporate crime. Human rights abuses, useing death squads and political repression and outside the scope of the article and thus is not collated in this list.
- Also see: Brazil.
Life in General
Brazil was a right wing military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. Some of their projects were good and some were bad. It's attitude was generally brutal, conservative and coercive in nature.
Artur da Costa e Silva's government started the most oppressive stage of the military regime against opposition, left-wing activists and suspected communists, which would be continued and expanded under his successor Emílio Garrastazu Médici.
During his term in office Institutional Act 5 (Brazil) was promulgated. This law gave the President powers to dismiss the National Congress, strip politicians of their offices of power, and institutionalize repressive methods of rule against left-wing parties and individuals. Costa e Silva's government started the most oppressive stage of the military regime against opposition, left-wing activists and suspected communists, which would be continued and expanded under his successor Emílio Garrastazu Médici.
Emílio Garrastazu Médici was known for his hardline tactics, repressive laws and human rights violations. President Geisel sought to maintain high economic growth rates, while dealing with the effects of the 1973 oil crisis.
Massive investments in infrastructure including: highways, telecommunications, hydroelectric dams, mineral extraction, factories, and atomic energy. Fending off nationalist objections, he opened Brazil to oil prospecting by foreign firms for the first time since the early 1950s. Import substitution industrialization and export expansion eventually would bring about growing trade surpluses, allowing the service and repayment of the foreign debt. He also restored Habeas Corpus and scrapped several repressive emergency laws the Brazilian military had introduced after the coup of 1964.
Civilian rule has continued uninterrupted since 1995.
The military dictators
- Castelo Branco-
- Artur da Costa e Silva-
- Pedro Aleixo- Inocent
- Emílio Garrastazu Médici- Innocent
- Ernesto Geisel- Innocent
- João Figueiredo-
Uncivil Civilian rule
Life in General
Franco took power as Brazil was in the midst of a severe economic crisis, with inflation reaching 1,110% in 1992 and rocketing to almost 2,400% in 1993. Franco developed a reputation as a mercurial leader, but he selected as his Finance Minister Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who launched the "Plano Real" that stabilized the economy and ended inflation.
In an unusual gesture, moments before taking office, Franco handed senators a piece of paper on which he had listed his personal net worth and properties. Initially, his approval rating reached 60 percent.
After the troubled Collor Presidency, Franco quickly installed a politically-balanced cabinet and sought broad support in Congress.
Recently, civil rule has looked more like a kleptocracy, the city council of Rio de Janeiro went bankrupt and urban crime has skyrocketed in most major coastal cities as well.
Even the cost of residential gas cylinders rose by more than 67% between August and December 2017.
- Tancredo Neves- Inocent
- José Sarney-
- Fernando Collor de Mello-
- Itamar Franco- Innocent
- Fernando Henrique Cardoso- Innocent.
- Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva- fell foul of Car Wash Operation.
- Dilma Rousseff-
- Michel Temer-
- Jair Bolsonaro- N\A.
- Café com leite politics
- Prime Minister
- Car Wash Operation
- The cancer of corruption
- 2017 Kenyan false diplomas for state officials scam
- National leaders, ministers, governors and UN officials who were ousted, quit or impeached between 2014 and 2018 after claimed and\or proven corruption and\or gross misconduct