Censorship: Good News for Rocky

Censorship of the press is hardly a rarity in Latin America, but Brazil's military-backed government seems more brazen about it than most. Instead of arresting, warning or otherwise punishing specific editors for printing articles that President Arthur da Costa e Silva finds offensive, the government is now flatly telling the nation's press how to handle stories in advance. Preparing for Nelson Rockefeller's scheduled visit to Brazil this week, the government ordered all editors to "collaborate in order to create a favorable climate for the stay among us of this representative of the Government of the United States of America...

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