Brazil: The Hard Line Of Castello Branco

The Brazilian military men who rose up 19 months ago against corruption and Communism last week rose up once again. In Brasilia's Planalto Palace, President Humberto Castello Branco marched to a microphone and made the announcement. "The revolution is alive," he said. "It will not retreat. It has promoted reforms and will continue to undertake them. However, agitators are menacing the revolutionary order precisely when the revolution is trying to give the people practice in the discipline of exercising democracy."

With that, Castello Branco laid down a new Institutional Act far tougher...

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