BRAZIL: Trucks to the Markets

A big share of U.S. truck exports for 1947 will go to Brazil. Transport-starved Brazilians, who produce a lot of beans and rice but have a hard time getting them to market, hailed the news.

Last week the news became more than a promise. At Santos, four big freighters began unloading the first whopping installment: 4,300 unassembled Fords and G.M.s.

The buying agent for one of the biggest commercial truck deals in automotive history ($100 million for 53,000 trucks) is stocky, tanned Valentim Bouças (pronounced Bo-sas), International Business Machines' vice president in Brazil. He has made a fortune for himself and...

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