BRAZIL: Journey to the East

President-elect Jânio da Silva Quadros, a man of many surprises, last week managed not only to surprise but to shock his fellow Brazilians. During his campaign, Quadros' pitch curved left and right to suit his audience, but few doubted that he would follow outgoing President Juscelino Kubitschek's pro-U.S. foreign policy. As soon as U.S. election returns were in, a top Quadros supporter, Rio Diario de Noticias Publisher Joāo Ribeiro Dantas, flew off to Florida to congratulate the President-elect and suggest a Kennedy-Quadros meeting as soon as convenient.

Vacationing in London last week,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!