Foreign Relations: Three Cheers

For the first time in more weeks than anybody cared to count, the critics of U.S. foreign policy last week were able to stop wringing their hands long enough to applaud. The reasons:

• BRAZIL. After a two-and-a-half-year tailspin toward chaos and Communism under the erratic rule of leftist President João ("Jango") Goulart, the armed forces of Latin America's biggest country finally lost patience and sent him packing (see THE HEMISPHERE). Despite the fact that this was a military coup against a constitutional regime, State Department officials made no attempt to conceal their pleasure over Jango's fall. The moment Brazil's Congress...

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