BRAZIL: Rough Stuff in Rio

Brazil's dictatorship began tightening the screws. Fortnight ago Foreign Minister Oswaldo Aranha was to have been honored by the Society of the Friends of America. Police arrived before the ceremony, padlocked the Society's clubrooms. Since then Aranha had been absent from his desk at the Foreign Ministry. Brazilians guessed that he had submitted his resignation.

João Alberto Lins de Barros, another friend of the U.S., had just resigned as Economic Coordinator. João Alberto was one of the leaders of the liberal revolution that put President Getulio Vargas in the presidency in 1930. Aranha was another. Only one of the...

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