BRAZIL: The Candidates

Brazil's Oct. 3 presidential election, the most important political event of the year in Latin America, will pit a stone-spined old soldier with a leftwing, nationalist program against a fiery-eyed spellbinder whose platform is austere conservatism. One afternoon last week the old soldier, Field Marshal Henrique Baptista Duffles Teixeira Lott, 65, resigned as War Minister in order "to go into the arena with no privileges or priorities." Then the red-cheeked descendant of Dutch-English immigrants slipped into mufti in an adjoining room, walked out to a waiting Jeep, and drove off through...

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