Brazil: A Year After

The Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia was nearly deserted when Justice Minister Milton Campos walked briskly up to the speaker's platform. Brazilian Congressmen rarely listen to speeches with more than half an ear, much less to a routine government spiel. It was far from that. "The government," announced Campos, "wants elections. It wants them clean, authentic, democratic, and it will promote them with full guarantees of liberty."

Firm Purpose. The elections will be for the governors of eleven states, and are scheduled for next October. Until last week, most Brazilians expected Humberto Castello Branco's revolutionary government to postpone them for at...

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