Brazil: Life on the Fly

Home for the busy man about Brazil these days is where he unfastens his seat belt. In an ordinary, mill-of-the-runway week, one Cabinet minister spends Monday and Tuesday in the new capital of Brasilia, Wednesday through Friday at his office in the old capital of Rio de Janeiro, and flies home for the weekend in São Paulo. Publishing Executive João Calmon easily logs 30 flights a month, "which means," he says casually, "that I take off and land practically every day." A sudden crush of crises in his work recently compelled one labor leader to fly between Rio and...

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