BRAZIL: Civil Commotion

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In his white palace in Rio de Janeiro last week Getulio Vargas, sleek little President of the United States of Brazil, faced a situation which in the United States of America would have been diagnosed as the preliminary rumblings of a civil war. President Vargas is theoretically so afraid of armed rebellion that ever since a squib communist uprising in November 1935, he has been governing Brazil's 48,000,000 whites, blacks, Indians and mixed breeds under the terms of a proclamation that a "state of war" continually exists. To Getulio...

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