Brazil: Link of Violence

"There is no national problem," says President Arthur Costa e Silva, "that is not linked indissolubly to education." Last week Costa received unwanted backing for that view. In the most violent wave of demonstrations since the army seized power in 1964, Brazil's high school and university students went on an angry rampage throughout most of the country. In Rio de Janeiro, thousands of students boiled through downtown streets, chanting antigovernment slogans and taunting police. By midweek, the demonstrations had spread to nearly all of the country's 22 states. Schools and universities were closed down, and the...

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