Brazil: Truce at Last

After three weeks without a government, Brazil's fractious politicians finally got together on a Prime Minister and a Cabinet to join President Joāo ("Jango") Goulart at the helm of Latin America's biggest nation. They did so not because they had resolved their difficulties or agreed on the best man, but because they realized that Brazil had just about reached the edge of safety, and could not stand a further prolongation of the bitter, partisan bickering. The new government that took office in the outback capital of Brasilia represented an expedient truce between...

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