Brazil: Part of What Was Wrong

"Compared with corruption, Communist infiltration in Brazil has been insignificant," said Marshal Taurino Rezende, chairman of the revolutionary government's Central Investigating Committee. Brazilians could put it another way: compared with corruption, practically everything in Brazil has been insignificant. When the new government of President Humberto Castello Branco had completed its housecleaning with a tenth and final political "blacklist" of prominent Brazilians accused of Communism or corruption prior to the overthrow of President Joāo ("Jango") Goulart, corruption indeed seemed to have first rank.

Peddlers"& Sin Czars. In Goulart's own official household, his...

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