Brazil: Crossing Out the Ex

"The President of the Republic, under the authority bestowed upon him by Article 10 of the Institutional Act, resolves to cancel the legislative mandate and suspend for ten years the political rights of Senhor Juscelino Ku-bitschek de Oliveira." With that terse statement, the new government of Brazil last week ostracized the country's former President on grounds of corruption and Communist-coddling. The government accused Kubitschek of a wide variety of offenses—land manipulations, accepting kickbacks from contractors, making deals with the Reds for political support. So long as the suspension stands, Kubitschek may...

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