BRAZIL: The People's Choice

Brazil got its last important candidate for the October presidential elections. His name surprised no one. The new candidate was Adhemar de Barros.

"Our Adhemar," as his admirers in the industrially powerful state of São Paulo call him, has long wanted to "take over the management of Brazil, Inc." In 1950, however, he deferred to the late Getulio Vargas, instead took aim on 1955. Last year his ambitions suffered a crippling blow; running for governor in São Paulo, as a fitting steppingstone to the presidency, Adhemar lost. After that, whenever a reporter whipped out a notebook, Adhemar insisted that he would...

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