Newton Cruz

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Newton Cruz
Birth nameNewton Araújo de Oliveira e Cruz
Born(1924-10-30)30 October 1924
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died15 April 2022(2022-04-15) (aged 97)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Allegiance Brazil
Service/branch Brazilian Army
RankInsígnia de General de Divisão.gif Divisional general
Commands held

Newton Araújo de Oliveira e Cruz (30 October 1924 — 15 April 2022) was a general in the Brazilian Army. He was known for his role during the military dictatorship in Brazil between 1964 and 1985.

In 1994, he ran for governor of Rio de Janeiro for the Social Democratic Party (PSD), finishing third, with 14% of the votes.[1]

Cruz died in Rio de Janeiro on 15 April 2022, at the age of 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Resultados oficiais, site do Tribunal Superior Eleitoral
  2. "General Newton Cruz, ex-chefe do SNI na ditadura militar, morre no Rio aos 97 anos". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 16 April 2022.