Brazil: In the past
Brazil was once governed by a military dictatorship from March 31, 1964 to March 15, 1985. It began when the military staged a coup d'etat in 1964 against the, then democratically, elected president João Goulart.The revolt was instigated by three governors. One from Minas Gerais, one from Sao Paulo and one from Rio de Janeiro. It ended when Jose Sarney took office.