BRAZIL: After 17 Years

Great crowds of cariocas packed Rio's Avenida Rio Branco to cheer the return of an exile. After 17 years in foreign lands, white-goateed Washington Luiz Pereira de Souza was back in Brazil.* When Getulio Vargas drove him out of the presidency in 1930 and set up a dictatorship, Washington Luiz swore never to return until Brazil was securely and constitutionally democratic. He came back when he decided that his conditions had been met.

The Gifts. In the crush of the homecoming, spry Washington Luiz, 78, bore up sturdily. To well-wishers he launched into a spirited eulogy of the U.S.: "A...

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