BRAZIL: Visit to the Motherland

Sirens wailed, fireworks burst in dazzling profusion, and coastal batteries boomed a 21-gun salute as a trim Brazilian cruiser steamed into Lisbon harbor. Aboard was Brazil's Joao Cafe Filho, President of a onetime Portuguese colony that became a nation 100 times as big and seven times as populous as the motherland. Met at dockside by figurehead President Francisco Higino Craveiro Lopes and Strongman Oliveira Salazar, Café Filho began his state visit by riding through downtown Lisbon in an open car, along flag-decorated streets jammed with smiling, cheering people. Torrents of confetti...

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