BRAZIL: Gamblers' End

Brazil's huge gambling industry had thought itself safe when roulette-hating Eduardo Gomes lost out for President last December. But the managers reckoned without the winner—plodding Eurico Gaspar Dutra—and his confessor, Dom Jaime de Barros Cardinal Camara. Last week, President Dutra decreed the end of licensed casino gambling, Brazil's most profitable business.

Rio's brilliant night life was forthwith blacked out. Three million-dollar establishments in the capital—the Urea, Atlantico and Copacabana—shut down.

In gay Petropolis the fabulous, $13,000,000 Quitandinha ("little fruit stand"), most advertised spa and hotel in South America, faced failure. Suave...

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