BRAZIL: Call to Arms

When Brazil's Congress voted last month to toss the Communists out of all legislative offices, most party members got tossed. One who did not was wiry, red-headed Pedro Pomar. Reason: Pomar, though a Commie, had been elected on the government party's ticket.

One afternoon last week, before a scant ten members of the House of Deputies, Deputy Pomar stood up and read a rousing, 2,000-word manifesto from Communist Leader Luis Carlos Prestes. It was a statement of party position and a call to arms: "We must block the march of reaction . . . resist without weakening . . . fight...

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