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Bolsonaro's pledge to return Brazil to past alarms survivors of dictatorship
Nearly five decades on - and with the country poised to elect a dictatorship-praising, pro-torture populist who plans to stack his administration with generals - those old wounds have been ripped open.

"I never imagined this could happen," said Giannini, now 69, who spent seven years in jail during the 1964-85 dictatorship because of his membership with a communist guerrilla group called National Liberation Action.

"After what I lived through, what I saw, and the time that I served, to have a president that represents everything of that era is unthinkable to me."

by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Oct 27th, 2018 at 11:11:22 PM EST
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