The eve of May Day, 1981. Two military intelligence officers are tinkering with a bomb they plan to set off at a concert by singer Chico Buarque, attended by some 20,000 persons. They intend to blame the attack on the Communist Menace. The bomb blows up in their faces, literally.
This is the sort of thing that happens when your tax dollars are funneled to «friendly regimes» run by the criminally insane.
Jailton de Carvalho of O Globo, via the Portal ClippingMP, reports.
Thirty years after the botched attack on the Riocentro, one of the most emblematic incidents of the dictatorship’s final phase, retired military justice Júlio de Sá Bierrenbach maintains that the investigation was swept under the rug to avoid implicating high-ranking officers connected to the crime.
The retired judge points to Gen. Octávio Medeiros, head of the National Intelligence Service (SNI), and to the late president-general João Baptista Figueiredo.
Medeiros died in 2005.