BRAZIL: The Rhino Vote

Four years ago, when the voters of industrial Jaboatão 1,150 miles north of Rio, went to the polls to elect new municipal officers, they showed their disgust with the incumbent Red-lining regime by electing a goat named Fragrant to the city council. Last week São Paulo (pop. 3,650,000), Brazil's biggest city, was counting the votes after an election for city council, and once more the voters had turned to a four-legged friend. Top vote-getter (100,000) among 540 candidates for the 45-seat council: a five-year-old female rhinoceros named Cacareco (meaning rubbish), resident of...

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