BRAZIL: Fighting Plans

After being at war only six weeks, Brazil has found the formula that the U.S. has been seeking since Pearl Harbor—one man and one organization with the power to control and coordinate the tremendous upheaval of modern war. The man: João Alberto Lins e Barros. His title: Coordinator of Economic Mobilization.

Under powers stemming directly from President Getulio Vargas, João Alberto last week was made responsible for: 1) maximum production of industry, mining and agriculture; 2) imports and exports of raw and manufactured materials; 3) mobilization and utilization of labor; 4) coordination of transportation, at home and on the...

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