BRAZIL: The Runaway Colonel

One night last October, police knocked on the door of a modest house in the back-country capital of Belo Horizonte. A scrawny, nervous man in pajamas opened the door. He was Olimpio Ferraz de Carvalho, a retired colonel of the Brazilian army, and his name was high on the list of some 22 officers and men in the area suspected of being key agents in Communist infiltration in the Brazilian army. The pro-Communist editor of an influential army journal, until finally booted from the job, Ferraz de Carvalho was president of the Communist-front Committee for...

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