Brazil: The Price of Unpopularity

Thousands of government workers were given the day off for the funeral, but they preferred to flock to the beaches. The solemn salute of gunfire every ten minutes from Rio's forts went largely unnoticed. Thus, followed to the very end by the unpopularity that had been his lot in three years as an honest but uncharismatic President of Brazil, Humberto Castello Branco last week went to his grave at the age of 66, victim of a plane crash in the fifth month of his retirement. Said former Planning Minister Roberto Campos in...

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