BRAZIL: States Revolt

The revolution in Brazil last week was different, promised to be bloodier than the affairs which lately brought new governments in Bolivia (TIME, July 7), Peru (TIME, Sept. 8) and Argentina (TIME, Sept. 15).

Bigger than North America's 48 United States, the 20 Estados Unidos do Brasil are too colossal for comic-opera upsets, just right for majestic civil war. Each state has its own army. Each president [governor] of a state is a more or less swashbuckling stickler for "states' rights." In Rio de Janeiro, scene of no revolt last week, the Brazilian Congress...

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