Communist Party of Brazil
Communist Party of Brazil
Created: 1962
Political Ideaology: Communism
HQ Alameda Sarutaiá nº 185 Jardim Paulista

São Paulo

The Communist Party of Brazil in it's current form came from a splinter group from the earlier Brazilian Communist Party. Two years after the party was formed the dictator of Brazil was over thrown by a US backed coup. The previous dictator was part of the Centrist Brazilian Labour Party. The new government that was put into power by America proceeded to issue a declaration dissolving all other political parties.

Battle With the Military Edit

Dictator Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco has officially dissolved all other political parties but the small Communist party had gained a surge in membership due to a backlash in Brazilian Public opinion. The backlash was against America, who supported the new Brazil dictatorship because it was hostile to the USSR as well as some Brazilians becoming very radical after years of right wing dictatorships.

The Communists fought a battle against military forces which only ended after thousands of deaths on both sides as well as civilian losses. Starting in 1979 the government began a move towards Democracy again and in 1984 this was complete.

Today Edit

Today the Communist Party of Brazil is small but does manage some success at the national level. It has 240,000 members and is legally recognized by the government as legitimate. It is in coalition with the current ruling party of Brazil, the Worker's Party. It has 13 members in the Chamber of Deputies and one in the senate after the 2006 elections.

Source/More Reading Edit

Party Website

Some texts in English

Manifesto of the Party