Brazil: Quadros Quits

Brazil's ever emotional and sometimes erratic President Jânio Quadros outdid himself last week. "I have been beaten by forces against me, and so I leave the government," he cried. He resigned the presidency, and flew off back to his native Sao Paulo. He left the president of the Chamber of Deputies, a little-known politician named Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli, to preside as caretaker in his stead.

"All my efforts," said Quadros in a farewell statement, "were in vain to lead this nation in the direction of its true economic and political freedom. I wanted Brazil for Brazilians. I had to face...

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