Brazil: A Goulart Audit

In a way, it was unfair that President João ("Jango") Goulart was thrown out of Brazil. He owned so much more of it than anyone else. The latest count last week, on the basis of still incomplete returns, gave Leftist Jango title to at least 1,900,000 acres, or roughly .1% of the world's fifth largest nation.

One of Goulart's pet themes was sweeping agrarian reform. The man of the masses obviously meant every word he said about redistributing the land —but mainly to himself. Federal and state investigators have just started adding up the totals. When Goulart fled, he was...

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