BRAZIL: Busy New Broom

When President Juscelino Kubitschek finally left his office at 9 p.m. at the end of his first full day on the job, tired Catete Palace staffers hopefully predicted that the hectic pace would soon relax. But all week long the President kept getting to his office at 7 a.m. and putting in 12-to-14-hour working days. By week's end, those who survived Kubitschek's brisk new-brooming had just about decided that the change in Catete's easygoing tropical routines was permanent.

Even before he signed a bill passed by Congress ending the state of siege imposed...

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