Brazil: More & Worse Trouble

The biggest name in Brazil's midterm state and congressional elections last week got the biggest comeuppance. Janio Quadros, 45, elected mayor of Sao Paulo city in 1953, governor of Sao Paulo state in 1954 and President of Brazil by a record margin in 1960, was running for office for the first time since he abdicated the presidency in August 1961. He chose his old stamping ground, Sao Paulo, and his old job, governor. Totting up the official returns takes weeks in Brazil, but all indications are that Quadros suffered a humiliating defeat. With 86% of the ballots counted, he...

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