BRAZIL: Running Start

An intense, rail-thin man with a bush of a mustache and thick-framed spectacles—a man society columnists joshed as Brazil's "worst dressed of 1958"—last week became front runner for the presidency in 1960. His name Janio Quadros.

Reformer Quadros, nominally a member of the Brazilian Labor Party but actually a political loner, built a hound's tooth record as Sao Paulo's Governor in a term that ended Jan. 31. On that record, in last October's elections, he won a federal Deputy's seat and at the same time pushed his own candidate into Sao Paulo's governorship over stiff opposition. In the other October...

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