Gen Costa e Silva

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Artur da Costa e Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: aʁˈtuʁ dɐ ˈkɔstɐ i ˈsiwvɐ; October 3, 1899 – December 17, 1969) was a Brazilian Army General, the second President of Brazil during the military regime set up by the 1964 coup d'état. He was married to Iolanda Barbosa Costa e Silva, the daughter of a soldier. Born in the interior of Rio Grande do Sul, he reached the rank of Marshal of the Brazilian Army, and held the post of Minister of War in the government of the previous president, Marshal Castelo Branco. His government started the most oppressive stage of the military regime against communists, which would be continued and expanded under his successor, General Emílio Garrastazu Médici. It was during Costa e Silva's term of government that the decree known as the AI-5 (Institutional Act 5) was promulgated. This law gave the president the power to dismiss the National Congress, strip politicians of their offices of power, and institutionalize repressive methods of rule against left-wings parties and individuals.

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21. Dr Bezerra Menezes 4348
22. Euripedes Barsanulf 4348
23. Brigadeiro Sampaio 4271
24. José de Anchieta 3336
25. Gen Costa e Silva 3244
26. Isabel I 3234
27. Deodoro da Fonseca 3233
28. Rio Branco 3231
29. Tiradentes 3231

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177. José de Anchieta 3336
178. I. Kapodistrias 3311
179. Nikola Gruevski 3300
180. Bhagath Singh 3300
181. Gen Costa e Silva 3244
182. Isabel I 3234
183. Deodoro da Fonseca 3233
184. Tiradentes 3231
185. Rio Branco 3231

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