BRAZIL: The New Freedom

For the past six months Brazil has seethed with rumors that President Getulio Vargas, eager to present a democratic façade at the brave new world conferences (Mexico City, San Francisco), would hold free elections and remove his heavy hand from the country's press. Last week Vargas published his Cabinet Ministers' recommendations for a revised constitution and elections. He also ungagged the press.

Brazilian editors were slap-happy with newfound freedom. Newspapers, with the exception of Brazil-Portugal*, sharply rapped the dictatorial Vargas regime for its truck with fascism, its curtailment of the vote and...

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