BRAZIL: New Life in the Mountains

One of Brazil's coming men is Juscelino Kubitschek. 52, the trim, dynamic son of German-Polish immigrants who is governor of the Texas-sized inland state of Minas Gerais (pop. 8,000,000). When high-spirited Juscelino ran for office three years ago, he wooed the isolated backland voters with hillbilly songs (How can a fish live out of water? How can I live without you?) and dazzling promises of roads and electricity. Unlike many another Brazilian political charmer, Juscelino is making his campaign oratory come true. His slogan: "What I start I finish."

The governor's program called for expanding the state's road network...

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