BRAZIL: The November Front

A menacing sense of political crisis was in the air as Brazil's President Juscelino Kubitschek huddled with his Cabinet in a six-hour closed-door session one night last week. The urgent problem: what to do about the sudden emergence of a dubious, rabble-rousing political movement called the November Front, which had won the tacit support of one of the most powerful men in Brazil, War Minister Henrique Teixeira Lott.

As leader of the November 1955 "preventive revolution" to assure the inauguration of President-elect Kubitschek, General Lott stood out as a stout defender of...

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