SAO PAULO (AP) — The Truth Commission of the city council of Brazil's biggest city says the car accident that killed former President Juscelino Kubitschek in 1976 was a setup ordered by the military regime that then ruled Latin America's biggest country.
Commission president Gilberto Natalini says it's clear Kubitschek was murdered. At the time, officials said he was killed in a car accident on the highway between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Natalini told the city council that the former leader "was the victim of a conspiracy and a political crime." Kubitschek was president from 1956 to 1961. He opposed the 1964 military coup and hoped to run again for president in 1965.
He said the commission analyzed 90 pieces of evidence and questioned witnesses.