Foreign News: Censors Out

For years the Government of President Getulio Dornellas Vargas has kept a light hand on all news dispatches leaving Brazil, as well as on the domestic press, movies and radio. Last fortnight the grip was released. Dapper, curly-haired Lourival Fontes, director of the D.I.P. (Department of Press and Propaganda) announced to foreign correspondents in Rio de Janeiro that, from now on, no outgoing news would be censored.

At one time all incoming and outgoing mail was censored; censors sat in every newspaper and cable office in Brazil. Although the chief purpose of the censorship was to guard Brazilian neutrality, censors once killed...

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