BRAZIL: Running Early

Brazil's presidential election is still 14 months away but, as in the U.S., candidates are running and interest is high. In Rio de Janeiro last week, Field Marshal Henrique Baptista Duffles Teixeira Lott. 64, the Minister of War and standard bearer for President Juscelino Kubitschek's Social Democrats, hopped on the stump and drew howls from the opposition. Though the old soldier had just arrested a colonel for getting into politics, he himself appeared in uniform and armpit-deep in medals. The opposition wailed again when Kubitschek handed the powerful Ministries of Public Works and Justice-Interior to two pro-Lott politicos. One openly...

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