BRAZIL: The Wonderful People

As the silvery plane taxied to a stop on Rio's Santos Dumont Airfield, 5,000 waiting citizens rushed toward it. A roar went up as the door opened to frame the bulky figure of São Paulo's Governor Adhemar de Barros. Attendants struggled to push the loading ramp through the crowd. When they got it within two feet of the plane, Adhemar jumped. The crowd applauded wildly. Then Adhemar fought his way, grinning, down the steps to set foot in Rio for the first time in two years. He had come to open his formal...

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