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Brazil

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The largest country in South America. Brazil borders ten countries, has a coastline 7400 km (4600 miles) long, and straddles the equator from latitude 4° N to past latitude 33° S.

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Ambassador to Brazil

Bruce L. R. Smith.

in Lincoln Gordon

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 14197 words.

Gordon arrives in Brazil in late 1961 under inauspicious circumstances for what will be his most controversial stint in public service. The Latin American presidents have voiced support for...

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Prestes, Luís Carlos (1898)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 631 words.

(b. Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, 1898; d. Rio de Janeiro, 7 Mar. 1990)

Brazilian;

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Vargas, Getúlio Dornelles (1882)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 593 words.

(b. São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, 1882; d. Rio de Janiero, 24 Aug. 1954)

Brazilian;

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Stroessner, Alfredo (3 Nov. 1912)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 597 words.

(b. Encarnación, Paraguay, 3 Nov. 1912; d. Brasilia, Brazil, 16 Aug. 2006)

Paraguayan; Commander-in-Chief of the

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Cardoso, Fernando Henrique (18 June 1931)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 707 words.

One of Brazil's most distinguished sociologists, Cardoso comes from a military family prominent in the civil and military politics of

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Geisel, Ernesto (3 Aug. 1907)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 487 words.

Ernesto Geisel, like Getúlio Vargas and Luís Carlos Prestes, was a gaúcho, born in Brazil's southernmost state of

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Vargas, Getúlio Dornelles (1882)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 593 words.

Getúlio Vargas, in his two terms as President, did more than any other politician to shape the modern Brazilian state,

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Cardoso, Fernando Henrique (18 June 1931)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 652 words.

(b. Rio de Janeiro, 18 June 1931)

Brazilian; Senator 1978–94, President of the Republic 1995–2003 One of

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Elder Statesman

Bruce L. R. Smith.

in Lincoln Gordon

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 6305 words.

He becomes a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he engages in research and enjoys the companionship of younger scholars. His wife dies in 1987. Four years later he meets a...

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Assistant Secretary

Bruce L. R. Smith.

in Lincoln Gordon

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 10221 words.

Secretary of State Rusk visits Brazil in November 1965 and discusses whether Gordon should stay at his post. They tentatively agree that he should stay one more year, but on a home visit in...

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Going Gently

Bruce L. R. Smith.

in Lincoln Gordon

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 1865 words.

Gordon decides he will write his memoirs as his last project. But he has left the task until too late in his life. The early years and his successes in World War II and with the Marshall...

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Business School Professor, 1955–1960

Bruce L. R. Smith.

in Lincoln Gordon

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 4585 words.

Gordon is persuaded by British efforts in the Colombo Plan and the Commonwealth nations and in discussions with his friend Richard Bissell that the most important future policy initiatives...

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Lincoln Gordon

Bruce L.R. Smith.

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Political History. 536 pages.

After World War II, American statesman and scholar Lincoln Gordon emerged as one of the key players in the reconstruction of Europe. During his long career, Gordon worked as an aide to...

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Johns Hopkins President

Bruce L. R. Smith.

in Lincoln Gordon

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 17029 words.

Gordon is exhausted by the pressures he has endured since 1960 and is worried that Vietnam has begun to sap the Johnson administration’s energy and shift the policy focus away from Latin...

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