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Brazil Textbooks 'to be revised to deny 1964 coup'

Sangita Mukherjee Apr 30, 2019

Mr Vélez denies that the 1964 military expelling of democratically chosen President João Goulart was an overthrow.

He likewise alludes to the 21 years of military guideline which pursued as "a just routine by power".

His remarks come days after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro declared the overthrow's commemoration would be commended.

Mr Vélez told news magazine Valor Económico that school course readings should "salvage the vision" of the occasions in 1964 so youngsters could build up a "genuine and genuine thought" of what occurred.

In excess of 400 individuals vanished or were executed, and thousands more were kept and tormented before majority rules system was re-established in 1985, as indicated by the discoveries of a 2014 national truth commission.

Mr Vélez described military rule as "a democratic regime by force which was necessary at the time" and said the toppling of President Goulart was "an institutional shift, not a coup against the constitution at the time".

He said there would be a "progressive shift" in school textbooks to reflect "a wider version of history".

The leader of the Brazilian Association of Textbooks, Cândido Grangeiro, was disparaging of Mr Vélez's arrangement, saying that any progressions to educational material were when in doubt dependent on wide scholastic research and not on feelings.

He said his organisation was "opposed to any type of revisionism based on opinions".

The president himself caused shock not long ago when he reverberated remarks made by his Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo, who depicted Nazism as a liberal development.

Asked by correspondents following a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance and historical center in Israel whether he concurred with Mr Araújo remarks, Mr Bolsonaro replied "There is no uncertainty, right?"

He said that the name of the Nazi party was National Socialist Party of Germany, suggesting that it had a communist belief system.

His announcement negated the data inside the exhibition hall he had recently visited, which says that Nazism emerged from radical conservative gatherings in Germany incensed by the ascent of socialism.

This news was previously published on: www.bbc.com


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    Sangita Mukherjee.

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    Sangita is a former tutor and a prolific writer, penning blogs to help parents, students and educators alike. Regularly contributing articles for LearnPick, she prefers to write on varying aspects of education ranging from learning strategies, student psychology, preparation tips, and many more.

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