BRAZIL: Big Fish

Delegates of Brazil's biggest political party gathered in Rio last week and noisily chose a presidential candidate for next October's election. The nominee Juscelino Kubitschek, 53, samba-dancing, spellbinding governor of the Texas-sized inland state of Minas Gerais. After the balloting (1,646 to 0, with 279 abstentions), Kubitschek's followers roared his longtime political theme song, Peixe Vivo (Living Fish), an old Portuguese ballad:

How can a living fish

Live without water?

How can I

Live without you?

Two years ago, slim, smiling Governor Kubitschek. son of a Polish immigrant, heard somebody say that the 1955 presidential election would be a lottery. Commented Kubitschek: "The...

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