Brazil: U.S. Bet on Quadros

One of Latin America's most intriguing spectator sports over the past weeks has been watching the Western hemisphere's newest and youngest Presidents, presiding over its two most populous nations, as they size each other up. President Kennedy, was plainly anxious to corral Latin American support for his New Frontier. Brazil's Janio Quadros, 44, was just as eager to map out his own new frontier—in which U.S. influence would loom less large. While declaring himself irrevocably pro-West, Quadros veered sharply away from the U.S. stand on Red China in the U.N., brushed aside all invitations to cooperate against Fidel Castro,...

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