BRAZIL: Three-Month Mystery

Sessions of the Brazilian Senate had become so dull that one day last week Rio de Janeiro's big afternoon newspaper Diario da Nolle sent a cub reporter to cover the sitting. He got a red-hot scoop. At 2:25 p.m., he spotted a Senator walking toward a desk halfway back on the left in the Chamber. That, was all he needed. The cub raced for a phone, gave the flash to his office: "Prestes is in the Senate!"

For three months the whereabouts of sad-eyed Senator Luis Carlos Prestes, Secretary-General of Brazil's outlawed Communist...

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