BRAZIL: The Man on Top

Brazil's presidential race was dramatically close, and the vote-counting was dramatically slow. This week, with more than two-thirds of an estimated 10 million paper ballots tallied, the apparent winner was sometime Physician Juscelino Kubitschek, 54, grandson of a Silesian immigrant, ex-governor of Minas Gerais State, candidate of a patchwork left and center coalition. Middle-Roader Kubitschek ran with Communist endorsement, which, in public, he neither accepted nor rejected. His slogan: "Power, Transportation and Food." Brazil can use more of all three.

Early vote returns, heavily weighted with big-city votes from Rio and São Paulo, gave Millionaire Politico Adhemar de Barros a...

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