BRAZIL: J.K. in a Hurry

"In 20 years," says President Jusielino Kubitschek, "Brazil is going to be the world's fourth greatest power, ahead of all others except the U.S., Russia and China. We may even be ahead of China, too." Last week, with 14 months to go in his five-year term, Kubitschek was candidly proud of the humming factories, the new roads slashing through the jungle to the horizon's edge, the new cities leaping from red earth in the interior.

For J.K., as Brazil's press calls him, every new day is a welcome event, a chance to measure new success. At 5:45 one morning, on a...

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