BRAZIL: Communism in the Corps

BRAZIL Communism in the Corps An ugly fact came to the surface in Brazil last week: organized Communist influence in the army's officer corps. As yet the government has taken no action to root it out.

After the war, when Brazil's Communist party had not yet been outlawed, a handful of able Communist schemers moved in on Rio's Club Militar, an old social and fraternal organization open to all Brazilian officers. Organizing Cell No. 2 of their Democratic Front of National Liberation inside the club, they gained influence by lobbying in Congress for more pay and privileges for officers. In the...

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