BRAZIL: Intangible Party

To Brazilians the most toothsome political news in their dictator-ruled country last week was the name of a new political party: União Democratica Nacional (National Democratic Union). So far, it was hardly more than a name; it had no tangible organization, no admitted leaders, no raidable headquarters. But Brazil was talking about it anyhow. It was whispered that political big shots were members of it. Clandestine literature was passed from hand to hand. Even in its present amorphous state, the party was a spark of light in Brazil's long political blackout.

Since Vargas seized the presidency of Brazil in 1930, he...

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