The Hemisphere: Who Won

In Guatemala and Honduras last week, voters went to the polls to elect their next . Presidents, and Brazil neared the end of the slow, complex tally (TIME, Oct. 18) of its off-year congressional vote. In all three nations, the overall pattern of results was reassuring for Western Hemisphere stability: with minor local exceptions, the voting was peaceful and orderly, and moderates and anti-Communists did better with the voters than extremists of either the left or right wing. The big winners: ΒΆ Brazil's conservative President Joao Cafe Filho, though not on any ballot, significantly bested the politically potent ghost of...

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