BRAZIL: Better Days

U.S.-Brazilian relations were rolling more smoothly than at any time since the years of World War II alliance. On the same day last week, in capitals 4,800 miles apart, Brazilians and Americans sat down to wind up long-pending business that would bind the New World's two biggest republics closer together.

In Rio, Brazil's Senate voted final approval, 40 to 8, of the Bilateral Military Assistance pact. Brazil agreed to supply strategic materials to the U.S.; in return, the U.S. will provide Brazil with technical military assistance and training equipment. The pact, similar to others signed with Chile, Cuba, Peru, Ecuador,...

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