BRAZIL: Red Star over Rio

Along Rio's tree-fringed dockside, some 5,000 Brazilian Communists last week patiently waited for two hours in the hot winter sun to see the notable newcomer walk down the gangplank. They did not consider Jacob Surits, the new Russian ambassador and in-&-out Soviet big shot, as great as their own "cavalier of hope," Luis Carlos Prestes. But as the first Russian ambassador to Brazil in 29 years, he deserved the best welcome Communism could give him.

In his fifth-floor suite in Rio's gleaming Copacabana Palace Hotel, one floor below ex-King Carol of Rumania, Surits...

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