BUSINESS ABROAD: Wall Street in the Jungle

Over rutted Brazilian jungle trails last week jounced a task force of clay-spattered, green-and-yellow jeeps, carrying as incongruous a crew as ever penetrated the steaming wilderness. They were securities salesmen, hardy young men carrying briefcases, who were on their way to sell a 208 million-cruzeiro ($1.6 million) issue of stock in Willys Overland do Brasil to back-country natives who had never even heard of Wall Street.

Fighting dirt, dysentery and distrust, the salesmen are specialists in a unique investment operation known as Deltec S.A. Founded by a hard-driving Princetonian ('35), Clarence J....

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