DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CURRENT BRAZILIAN CRISIS

Created: 3/31/1964

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SOURCE AND APPRAISAL:

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DISTR.: 4

1. 5 HOURS LOCAL TIME ON

SAID

THAT HUMBERTO DE ALENCAR CASTELO BRANCO, BRAZILIAN ARMY

CHIEF OF STAFF, HAD BEEN IMPRISONED. |

SAID THAT THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT WAS "VERY MUCH"

IN CONTROL OF THE SITUATION, AND THAT THE ACTION AGAINST

IT WAS CONFINED TO TWO GENERALS IN THE STATE

OF MINAS GERAIS WHO ANNOUNCED THEY WERE TAKING ORDERS

ONLY FROM GOVERNOR JOSE DE MAGALHAES PINTO. ^

COMMENT I THESE GENERALS WERE UNDOUBTEDLY OLYMPIO

MOURAO FILHO AND CARLOS LUIZ GUEDES.) THE GOVERNMENT

HAS TOLD THE GENERALS TO DESIST OR ELSE.

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, ENERAL AMAURY. COMMANDER OF THE SECOND, ARMY WHICH IS HEADQUARTEREL IN SAO PAULO, WAS EITHER IN RIO DE JANEIRO OR ON HIS WAY TO RIO DE JANEIRO? HOURS LOCAL TIRE TO CONFER WITH PRESIDENT JOAO GOULART.

UNION LEADERS HAD BEEN ARRESTEDGUANABARA STATE POLICE ONUTRELEASED. ENERAL STRIKE HAS BEEN CALLEDGENERAL WORKERS COMMAND <CGT)1.

OURS LOCAL TIME ONARCH 'EXTREME LEFTIST WHO IS

A COLUMIST FOR THE DAILY NEWSPAPER ULTIMA )WDiTiWITn

ALSO SAID THAT THE FOVERNMENT HAS THE

UNDER CONTROL AND THAT ONLY TWO GENERALS WERE INVOLVED IN THE PLOTTING.

0 HOURS ONARCHLEADER OF THE POPULAR MOBILIZATION FRONT

(FMP) SAID THAT THE FMP WAS WORRIED ABOUT ^ OMMENTAPPARENTLY

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FMP, WERE OBVIOUSLY

SURPRISED BY TODAY'S DEVELOPMENTS.) THE FMP HAD IMMEDIATELY ALERTED ITS GROUPS OF ELEVEN, AND BEGAN DISTRIBUTION OF AS MANY ARMS AS IT COULD LAY ITS HANDS ON. LEONEL BRIZOLA, WHO IS IN RIO GRANDE DO SUL, TELEPHONED FMP HEADQUARTERS IN RIO DE JANEIRO, TO SAY THAT HE WAS LEAVING IMMEDIATELY FOR GUANABARA. BUT PAULO SCHILLING, AN ADVISOR TO BRIZOLA, ON INSTRUCTIONS FROM FEDERAL DEPUTY MAX DA COSTA SANTOS, STRONGLY URGED

BRIZOLA TO STAY IN RIO GRANDE DO SUL AND TO ORGANIZE

'HIS FORCES THERE FOR SERIOUS TROUBLE.

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ILITARY SUPPORK.CS WAS BREAKING DOWN; HE

CITED THE REACTION OF GENERAL ORMAR OSORIO. WHO,

WHEN CALLED BY COLONEL DAGOBERTO RODRIGUES, HEAD

OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MAILS AND TELEGRAPHS CDCT)RIZOLA

SUPPORTER, SOUNDED FRIGHTENED AND WEAK, AND WHO REFUSED FLATLY

TO EXPRESS ANY OPINION ON THE DEVELOPMENTS.

(SOURCE COMMENT: THE FMP AND OTHER LEFTISTS HAVE ESTABLISHED THEIR HEADQUARTERS AT THE DCT.>

KRUEL, CASTELO BRANDO, AND ARMANDO DE NARAIS ANCORA HAD SENT GOULART

A MESSAGE ONN WHICH THEY OFFERED TO SUPPORT

HIS GOVERNMENT IF HE WERE TO PUNISH THE REBELLIOUS

MARINE CORPS ENLISTED MEN AND REESTABLISH MILITARY

IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE CASTELO

BRANCO'S PARTICIPATION.)

DISSEM: STATE ARMY NAVY AIR FBI CINCSO

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