BRAZIL: Appeal for Confidence

The tired lines of three and a half months' hard work plain on his face, President Juscelino Kubitschek sat down at a polished oak table in Catete Palace behind a radio microphone one evening last week. He glanced down the table at the assembled members of his Cabinet, checked the time, then picked up a sheaf of papers and began to read what amounted to a nationwide appeal for patience and confidence. The slow, forceful voice was clearly heard and clearly understood: "This government took over with two main objectives: to fight...

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