Brazil: Leader Wanted

At the end of a discreetly silent six-month cruise around the world, enigmatic ex-President Janio Quadros this week returns to Brazil, and to an Ash Wednesday welcome that well in advance was being built to heroic proportions. Some 6,000 workers from Rio de Janeiro were bound for the port of Santos to greet his ship. Bus caravans from all over Brazil are scheduled to take thousands more to cheer the prodigal's return.

Power-Stripped President. Homecoming as a hero contrasts sharply with Quadros' bewildering and unheroic abdication last August. In the crisis that followed. Brazil's military forced a switch from...

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