Brazil: The Road Back

One day last week Humberto Castello Branco wrote a short note and sent it to the president of Brazil's Senate: "Because of my inauguration tomorrow as President of the republic, I have the honor of presenting your excellency this declaration of the worldly goods which I possess." There were seven items: an apartment in Rio worth $5,000, four parcels of stock worth $9,000, "one Aero-Willys automobile, 1961 model" and "a perpetual tomb in the São João Batista cemetery in Rio de Janeiro." The note was the considered duty of an honest man,...

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