World: CRACKDOWN IN BRAZIL

THREE months ago, after police stormed the campus of Brasilia University, Congressman Marcio Moreira Alves rose in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies and urged his countrymen to boycott Independence Day military parades to show their disapproval. Last week that seemingly insignificant act led to some startlingly drastic consequences for South America's biggest, most populous nation. The government imposed censorship on the country's radio and press, put the armed forces on alert, sent tanks rumbling down Rio de Janeiro's broad Avenida Brasil and, finally, suspended Brazil's constitution and shut down its Congress—both indefinitely. . Nest of Torturers. Alves, 32, is the chief parliamentary...

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