BRAZIL: Political Earthquake

Already shaking with economic chills and fevers, Brazil floundered last week into its gravest political crisis since the suicide of President Getulio Vargas last year. The sudden exposure of a gamy political deal involving President Joáo Café Filho brought on two angry Cabinet resignations and the dismaying collapse of the administration's plans for a controlled transfer of presidential power in next October's election.

With Vargas dead and Café Filho barred by the constitution from running for President, two new star performers, both of them state governors, have moved" into the center ring...

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