BRAZIL: Signs of Election

Brazilians last week still had no electoral code, no legal political parties, no idea when the promised Presidential elections would be held. But they did have a new candidate. War Minister Eurico Caspar Dutra's gold-braided general's hat was pitched into the ring. As the Government's entry, Dutra replaced President Getulio Vargas, who a fortnight ago decided that he was "not a candidate."

Archconservative, 59-year-old General Dutra was a thorough and frequent revolutionist until he connected with a successful insurrection. The Revolution of 1904 caught him up in its whirl even before he...

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