BRAZIL: Coming of Age

Ever since the reign of Dictator Getulio Vargas, a pair of Vargas-founded parties—one a left-winging, Communist-infiltrated labor party, the other the nationalistic party of President Juscelino Kubitschek—have had things pretty much their own way in Brazil. Now a conservative, middle-roading party is challenging the old leaders. It is the National Democratic Union (U.D.N.), whose president, Juracy Magalhaes, 53, has suddenly become a dark horse worth watching in the 1960 race for the presidency.

Red Surprise. In last month's midterm congressional and state elections, the U.D.N. scored a stunning victory. It picked up...

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