Brazil: A Hard Line

A determined tug of war has been going on behind the scenes in Brazil's revolutionary government. On one side stands little (5 ft. 5 in.) President Humberto Castello Branco and those who prefer to deal with corruption and subversion by constitutional methods. On the other side range the linha dura (hardline) military men who want to continue the star-chamber purges that Castello Branco ended after six months (TIME, Oct. 16). Last week Castello Branco gave in to the linha dura in order to get on with the important business of saving Brazil...

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