BRAZIL: Democracy's Lott

The last time Henrique Baptista Duffles Teixeira Lott, 64, saw the U.S., he was an obscure brigadier general, attached to the Brazilian embassy in Washington. This week, ten years later, he returns as the tough, seasoned boss of the Brazilian armed forces, and democracy's strong right arm in Brazil. As he goes off for three weeks of sightseeing, mostly military, from Cape Canaveral to West Point to Fort Ord in California, the U.S. will get acquainted with the man who will play a key role—either as candidate or moderator—in Brazil's presidential election next year.

Often invited to visit the U.S. earlier,...

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