Bolsonaro's pledge to return Brazil to past alarms survivors of dictatorship

With the country poised to elect a dictator-praising, pro-torture populist, old wounds have been ripped open

José Carlos Giannini will never forget the horrors he endured at the hands of Brazil’s 21-year military dictatorship: the savage torture-sessions he and others considered leftist enemies of the state suffered after being cast into São Paulo’s dank political dungeons.

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.

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Source: The Guardian
Bolsonaro's pledge to return Brazil to past alarms survivors of dictatorship