BRAZIL: Out of Hiding

The most influential Communist in the Western Hemisphere, Brazil's Luis Carlos Prestes, last week won the right to reappear in public. A Rio judge struck down a warrant for Prestes' "preventive" arrest, which has kept him underground for ten years. This week Prestes is supposed to come out of hiding and sign the judge's terms for his conditional freedom (e.g., he must report twice a month) while he awaits trial—months hence, if ever—on charges of sedition.

The court order ended a curious game of hide-and-seek in which Prestes was often pursued but never quite caught— perhaps because of the 600,000...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!