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Commission: Former Brazilian President's 1976 Death Was Murder

FILE - A full moon rises over the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial in Brasilia, Brazil. (Reuters)
FILE - A full moon rises over the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial in Brasilia, Brazil. (Reuters)
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An investigative commission in Brazil says the car incident that killed former President Juscelino Kubitschek in 1976 was the result of a plot ordered by the military regime that was ruling the country.

The commission's president, Gilberto Natalini, said Tuesday that Kubitschek was "the victim of a conspiracy and a political crime." Before the investigation, officials said the former leader had died in a car accident on the highway between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
 
The commission analyzed 90 pieces of evidence before concluding that Kubitschek's death was a conspiracy.
 
Rumors of the murder conspiracy had swirled around Brazil for decades.  

Kubitschek was president from 1956 to 1961 and had opposed the 1964 military coup.

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