BRAZIL: Hard Row

In the State of Pernambuco, freedom-loving Brazilian editors were finding the row of democracy hard to hoe. Items: The Journal Pequeno's outspoken editor, Osorio Borba. was caught in the net of Brazil's hated Security Tribunal; Editor Annibal Fernandes of the Diario de Per nambuco was waylaid by a goon squad.

Like many another Brazilian, Editor Borba still finds it hard to believe that the presidential elections scheduled for Dec. 2 will ever materialize. He charged General Valentim Benicio da Silva with engineering "the same political atmosphere as that of 1937 when Getulio [President Getulio Vargas] with the Army's consent ....

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