BRAZIL: Slipped Trip

Janio Quadros, the conservative, eccentric but successful former Governor of wealthy São Paulo State, is the closest thing to a candidate of the right in next October's Brazilian presidential election.

Thus his clear motive in visiting Castro's Cuba last week was to grab a few leftist votes from his chief rival. Government Candidate Henrique Teixeira Lott.

The trip was a flop. Quadros was supposed to stay in Castro's Cuba six days. But when papers back home began calling him "irresponsible" and his statements of praise for Castro a "pact with the devil," it apparently dawned on him that Brazilians have no...

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