BRAZIL: Rubber Rebound?

Chunky Bonaparte-browed President-Dictator Getulio Dornelles Vargas last week came down to earth after 10,000 miles of air travel to watch 40,000 French-trained Brazilian troops in war games. Keeping mum on whether a U. S. or a German military mission would replace the French, whose term expired Sept. 1, he announced praisefully that Brazil's 80,000-man Army was adequate to protect her. War Minister General G. Eurica Dutra beamed, but he knew as well as President Vargas that Brazil's chief value to continental defense lies not in its Army but in its raw materials—among...

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