Brazil: Bolsonaro's coup commemorations prompt anger

Appeals court judge in Brazil overturns another judge's decision to bar commemorations, sought by President Bolsonaro, of a 1964 military coup that established a 21-year dictatorship.

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    A decision by Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro to reinstate commemorations of a military coup that happened 55 years ago has led to a controversy.

    Bolsonaro says honouring history will unite the country. But survivors of the killing and torture campaign say what happened during the military rule should be condemned, not celebrated.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports.


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