BRAZIL: Back Seat

At the wheel of vast Brazil for seven years has sat dressy little President Getulio Vargas, who elected himself the first time in 1930 by throwing President-elect Julio Prestes in jail and was legally "reelected" for his present term which expires next year. Last week even the remotest of Brazil's jungle towns heard the news they had long been awaiting: that Strong Man Vargas is content to abide by Brazil's Constitution which forbids him to succeed himself in January's presidential election. Chosen in Rio de Janeiro by an all-party conclave as the...

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