BRAZIL: The Answer-Back Man

Brazil and the U.S. are historic friends and close partners in trade. But to hear Brazil's xenophobes and leftists tell it, the U.S. is stealing atomic minerals, interfering with the coffee market, sucking out exorbitant profits, monopolizing Brazilian industry (or, on the other hand, refusing to invest in Brazil). Career Diplomat John Moors Cabot, who built a reputation in Sweden from 1954 to 1957 as an ambassador willing to speak up anywhere any time for the U.S., was appalled at such complaints when he arrived in July to be U.S. ambassador. Last...

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