RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's National Truth Commission says its probe into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek has shown no evidence to support claims that his fatal car crash was the work of the country's then-military dictatorship.
Members of the commission said in a news conference Tuesday that their two-year analysis hadn't revealed any proof to suggest the car crash was anything but an accident. The crash also killed Kubitschek's driver on the highway linking Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
The head of the Truth Commission of the Sao Paulo city council said late last year the organization's probe had shown the accident to be a setup ordered by the 1964-1985 military regime.
Kubitschek, who was president from 1956-1961, was a centrist who opposed the military coup.