Brazil: The Testing Place

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In the task of creating a new community of Latin American nations on their own, the leaders who met in Punta del Este will be looking to the U.S. and Lyndon Johnson for limited help, for encouragement and moral support. When it comes to the hard business of getting actual results, though, their eyes will be turned toward Brazil and its new President, Arthur da Costa e Silva. Brazil is the key to the success or failure of any attempt at economic integration in Latin America. Its influence and power are decisive; its vast land embodies all of the...

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