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  Ernesto Geisel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ernesto Beckmann Geisel (August 3, 1908 - September 12, 1996) was a Brazilian military leader and politician.
Geisel witnessed and participated in the most prominent events of Brazilian history in the 20th century, such as the revolution of 1930, the Getúlio Vargas dictatorship and the 1964 military coup d'état that overthrew the leftist President João Goulart.
Geisel was elected by a vast majority and was inaugurated on March 15, 1974 for a five-year mandate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ernesto_Geisel   (414 words)

 Ernesto Geisel Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Ernesto Geisel (1908-1996) was a Brazilian army general, president of Brazil's national oil company (Petrobras), and president of the Republic (1974-1979).
Ernesto Geisel was the fourth general to serve a term as president of Brazil during the so-called Military Republic (1964-1985).
Geisel was one of the high-ranking officers linked to the Escola Superior de Guerra in Rio de Janeiro who played an important role in the conspiracy, seizure of power, and planning for the political, economic, and administrative reorganization of Brazil.
www.bookrags.com /biography/ernesto-geisel   (1740 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Ernesto
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www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Ernesto   (661 words)

 About Brazil - The Military Republic
Fortunately for Geisel, his brother, Orlando Geisel, was the minister of army, and his close ally, General João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo, was chief of Médici's military staff.
Geisel replaced several regional commanders with trusted officers and labeled his political program distensão, meaning a gradual relaxation of authoritarian rule.
He signed a general amnesty into law and turned Geisel's distensão into a gradual abertura (the opening of the political system), saying that his goal was "to make this country a democracy." The hard-liners reacted to the opening with a series of terrorist bombings.
www.floridabrasil.com /brazil/about-brazil-military-republic.htm   (2342 words)

 NewStandard: 9/13/96
Geisel died at the San Vicente Clinic of respiratory failure brought on by cancer, the hospital's press office said.
Geisel for "his efforts to end repression and for his determination to return democratic rule to Brazil." Mr.
Geisel took part in the 1964 military coup that toppled President Joao Goulart and installed the first of five military regimes that ran the country until 1985.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/09-96/09-13-96/zobits.htm   (1370 words)

 CNN - In other news ... - Sept 12, 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
RIO DE JANEIRO (CNN) -- Former Brazilian President Ernesto Geisel died Thursday at age 88 of respiratory problems related to cancer.
During his tenure from 1974 to 1979, Geisel bucked military hard-liners and gradually returned Brazil to civilian rule.
Geisel himself participated in a 1964 military coup that would install the first of five military regimes to run Brazil.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9609/12/briefs.pm   (120 words)

 Ernesto Geisel - Wikipédia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ernesto Geisel (Bento Gonçalves, 3 de agosto de 1907 — Rio de Janeiro, 12 de setembro de 1996) foi um militar (general) e político brasileiro, o quarto presidente do regime militar instaurado pelo contragolpe de 1964.
Ernesto Geisel iniciou sua carreira militar em 1921, ingressando no Colégio Militar de Porto Alegre.
Geisel jamais se recuperaria totalmente deste duro golpe.
pt.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Ernesto_Geisel   (650 words)

 Commanding Heights : Brazil Overview | on PBS
1975-1979: Médici's successor, General Ernesto Geisel, begins a program of distensão to move Brazil from authoritarian to democratic rule.
Successive oil shocks disrupt economic growth, and Geisel opens the Brazilian oil sector to prospecting by foreign firms.
Geisel succeeds in imposing his successor, General João Figueiredo.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/br/br_overview.html   (1083 words)

 TIME.com: Democracy Mocked -- Jan. 28, 1974 -- Page 1
Geisel's "victory" was assured when the generals ruled that the President would be chosen by the electoral college, which is controlled by the National Renewal Alliance, the government party.
While Geisel had a government plane and the government-controlled press at his disposal, Guimaràes was not even given radio or TV time.
Geisel has also indicated that he will take a hard line on civil liberties, which have been suspended since 1964, when the generals overthrew leftist President Joao Goulart, Brazil's last freely elected head of state.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,911067,00.html   (652 words)

 History of Brazil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The coup leaders chose as president Humberto Castello Branco, followed by Arthur da Costa e Silva (1967-69), Emilio Garrastazu Medici (1968-74), and Ernesto Geisel (1974-79), all of whom were senior army officers.
Geisel began a democratic opening that was continued by his successor, Gen. Joao Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo (1979-85).
Figueiredo not only permitted the return of politicians exiled or banned from political activity during the 1960s and 1970s, but also allowed them to run for state and federal offices in 1982.
www.historyofnations.net /southamerica/brazil.html   (644 words)

 Ernesto Geisel - Wikipedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Geisel (Deutschbrasilianer) war Sohn des deutschen Immigranten Wilhelm August Geisel, der 1883 als 16-Jähriger aus Herborn bei Wetzlar nach Brasilien auswanderte.
Ernesto Geisel durchlief eine militärische Ausbildung und gehörte zu den besten Schülern der Militärakademien von Porto Alegre und Rio de Janeiro.
Während der Präsidentschaft von Geisel begann die Militärführung eine langsame abertura (Liberalisierung), obwohl Geisel nach wie vor eine starke Kontrolle durch den Staat beibehielt.
de.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Ernesto_Geisel   (419 words)

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[1] In particular, the analysis here was motivated by the question of whether the formal process of political liberalization initiated by the Ernesto Geisel government has affected or could affect the rural politics of northeast Brazil.
The tentative answer to that question is that rural unionism, combined with urbanization has made for a shift in northeast Brazil away from the patriarch-dominated politics of the past toward the patrimonial politics of industrial, southern Brazil.
Political liberalization involves the self-creation of a civil society that, for political purposes, is composed of associations (freely formed and joined by individuals with self-determined similar interests) that can and do influence the rule-making and implementation process of the state.
www.lanic.utexas.edu /project/lasa95/hahn.html   (2266 words)

 Hispanic American Center for Economic Research - From Day One Military Have Been Watchdogs and Overlords of Brazil's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This economic crisis came to force especially during the economically disastrous administration of General Ernesto Geisel (1974-1978), which then forced this government to initiate a very gradual process of abertura democrática (democratic opening).
In fact, Geisel accepted such 'opening' as long as it was he who conducted the whole democratization process.
Despite this, this process of democratization was not reversed and the last military president, João Batista de Oliveira Figueiredo (1979-1985), a general chosen by President Geisel to replace him, would make the final step toward the end of military government.
www.hacer.org /current/Brazil104.php   (1631 words)

 MIT Western Hemisphere Project: Right-Wing Terror in Brazil
The immediate targets of the firebombings, sniper attacks, vandalism and death threats have been a Jewish nursery school in Sao Paulo and hundreds of newsstands selling literature newly freed for publication by the removal of censorship.
The larger objective is believed to be a halt in the gradual liberalization of the authoritarian pattern of rule that began when Gen. Ernesto Geisel was President from 1974 to 1979 and is continuing under his successor, Gen. Joao Baptista Figueiredo.
The same leaflets, showing a newsboy, a pile of papers with a hammer and sickle on the cover and the legends of a dozen small weeklies and monthlies, have turned up at torched sites in six states, suggesting that the movement is being coordinated on a national scale.
web.mit.edu /hemisphere/events/mnm03-1m/brazil-rwt.shtml   (690 words)

Photograph Signed: "E Geisel", signed again "Ernesto Geisel" on verso.
General Ernesto Geisel (1908-1996) was President of Brazil from 1974-1979.
His military presidency was notable for its policy of "decompression", which led to the restoration of democracy in 1985.
www.galleryofhistory.com /archive/6_2003/leaders/ERNESTO_GEISEL.htm   (126 words)

 geisel - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 WashingtonPost.com: Brazil Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Since 1960s, Brazil had been led by a military regime, one which had enacted a series of so-called "emergency powers" designed to purge corrupt and subversive elements and allow particular executives to rule by decree.
In 1978, President Ernesto Geisel began repealing the "emergency legislation" starting with the one outlining the banishment of persons accused of political crimes.
Congress enacted a general amnesty the next year, restoring political rights to all who had lost them since 1961.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/brazil/overview.htm   (755 words)

 Joao Figueiredo, military ruler who opened Brazil to democracy, dies at 81   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
into accepting the nomination as the successor to Gen. Ernesto Geisel.
Geisel, who nominated the former cavalry general as his candidate for
He steadfastly adhered to Geisel's policy of allowing a return to open
www.latinamericanstudies.org /brazil/joao.htm   (767 words)

 Brazil - Constitutional Framework
Before his incapacitating stroke in August 1969, Costa e Silva and his vice president, Pedro Aleixo, had apparently begun drafting a new constitution.
The fourth military president, General Ernesto Geisel (president, 1974-79), decreed the end of the Fifth Institutional Act in January 1979.
In 1985, the first year of José Sarney's term, Congress approved the convocation of the National Constituent Assembly (Assembléia Nacional Constituinte--ANC) to draft a new constitution.
countrystudies.us /brazil/84.htm   (1159 words)

 H-Net Multimedia Reviews: Robert M. Levine on 15 Filhos
Brazil underwent a series of military presidencies, from the moderate but stern Castello Branco to the far harsher Costa e Silva, Figueiredo, and Garrastazu Medici.
Under Ernesto Geisel, the final military president, the armed forces prepared to step back--however gradually--but the damage to the lives of thousands of Brazilians had been done.
Brazil was engulfed in urban bank robberies and terrorism (the curious and flawed film Four Days in September deal with this theme) and guerrilla insurgency in the interior.
www.h-net.org /mmreviews/showrev.cgi?path=34   (559 words)

 Items from Partner of the President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Rosalynn Carter’s meeting with Brazilian President Ernesto Geisel was the most challenging of her trip.
Two issues made up the agenda: U.S. opposition to Brazil purchase of a nuclear reprocessing plant and reports of human rights violations.
While no immediate resolution was achieved, the first lady’s trip demonstrated U.S. interest in future negotiations.
www.jimmycarterlibrary.org /tour/partner/popup/geisel.html   (53 words)

 university of florida - college of fine arts
He has performed extensively throughout Brazil, North America, and Europe including at the International Double Reed Convention (Rotterdam), Festival de Inverno (Campos do Jordão, Brazil), Nashville Opry Theatre Christmas Concert with Barbara Mandrel (Nashville), and American Cancer Society Benefit Concert with Bernadette Peters (Tallahassee).
He has also performed solo concerts for João Figueiredo and Ernesto Geisel (former Presidents of Brazil) and won second place for his composition with RTC (Rádio e Televisão Cultura).
During his tenure at the Florida State University (1993-1998) he founded “Samba Oba,” the Brazilian Music Ensemble, and in 1996 he took the ensemble in tour to Brazil, performing at the carnaval in Bebedouro and São José do Rio Preto.
www.arts.ufl.edu /bio.asp?PID=129   (349 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In his meeting with the president Ernesto Geisel, he brought promises of Japanese aid in various areas: infrastructure, industry, agriculture and transfer of technology.
Nevertheless, the Japanese government’s intention was far more complex than benevolence: at the same time Tanaka demonstrated interests in developing the Brazilian economy, there was also the subjective intent of
It took four years of planning between the initial propose of Tanaka Kakuei to Geisel, and the begging of soy production destine to Japanese and other international markets.
sincronia.cucsh.udg.mx /nipobraz.htm   (3554 words)

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