BRAZIL: Promise No. 3

On the 122nd anniversary of Brazil's independence from Portugal, Getulio Vargas made his third promise that Brazilians will some day be given a chance to vote for another President.

For a holiday crowd jampacking the Vasco da Gama football stadium, President Vargas reviewed the contributions of Brazil to the Allied cause, promised that cooperation with the Allies would be even .closer "in the reconstruction period," which he forecast would be "equally difficult." Elections, he explained, would have to await the war's end and "a calm atmosphere."

Brazilians, who have waited 14 years for "a calm atmosphere," prepared to wait some more.


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