Brazilian History X

In Brazil, even remembering the 21-year dictatorship can be dangerous:

A session of the Chamber of Deputies to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the military coup started over an hour late on Tuesday morning and was even suspended for a few minutes due to protests from MPs … When the event finally started, [right-wing Congressman Jair] Bolsonaro opened a banner in the gallery with the words: ‘Congratulations Military – March 31, 1964. Thanks to you Brazil is not Cuba.’ One audience member responded with cries of ‘murderer.’ From there, a riot formed in the chamber and the director of the National Union of Military Wives of the Armed Forces, Ivone Luzardo … was shoved to the floor.

This doesn’t bode well for the country hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a tournament meant to be bring the international community together under the banner of peaceful athletic competition.