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    A PRESIDENT QUITS: PRESIDENT JAINO QUADROS OF BRAZIL, WHO SPARKED A MAJOR CRISIS IN HIS COUNTRY WHEN HE RESIGNED AUGUST 25 AFTER ONLY SEVEN MONTHS IN OFFICE, BID FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS FAREWELL AUGUST 28 AS HE BOARDED THE BRITISH LINER URUGUAY STAR AT SANTOS, SOUTHERN BRAZIL, FOR AN INDEFINITE STAY ABROAD.

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    A PRESIDENT QUITS: PRESIDENT JAINO QUADROS OF BRAZIL, WHO SPARKED A MAJOR CRISIS IN HIS COUNTRY WHEN HE RESIGNED AUGUST 25 AFTER ONLY SEVEN MONTHS IN OFFICE, BID FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS FAREWELL AUGUST 28 AS HE BOARDED THE BRITISH LINER URUGUAY STAR AT SANTOS, SOUTHERN BRAZIL, FOR AN INDEFINITE STAY ABROAD. SENHOR QUADROS LEFT BEHIND A GROWING THREAT OF CIVIL WAR. PRO-QUADROS DEMONSTRATIONS BROKE OUT IN RIO DE JANEIRO. RIOTS AND ARRESTS FOLLOWED, EDGING THE COUNTRY TO THE BRINK OF OPEN CONFLICT.

    ELSEWHERE IN BRAZIL THERE WAS MORE TUMULT AND RIOTING - PARTICULARLY IN PORTO ALEGRE, CAPITAL OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL STATE, CENTRE OF SUPPORT FOR VICE-PRESIDENT JOAO GOULART, WHO IS WAITING IN MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, TO RETURN TO BRAZIL FROM A TOUR ABROAD. SENHOR LEONEL BRIZOLA, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE AND GOULART'S BROTHER-IN-LAW, HAS DECLARED HIS SUPPORT FOR SENHOR GOULART IN DEFIANCE OF BRAZIL'S THREE MILITARY LEADERS AND OPPOSE GOULART ASSUMING THE PRESIDENCY.

    BACKING GOVERNOR BRIZOLA IS GENERAL JOSE LOPES, COMMANDER OF THE POWERFUL THIRD ARMY, UNITS OF WHICH HAVE OCCUPIED THE PORT OF PARANGUA AND ADVANCED NORTH TOWARD THE INDUSTRIAL CENTRE OF SAO PAULO. MEANWHILE, BRAZIL'S UNIONS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE AGREED TO CALL A NATION-WIDE STRIKE IF SENHOR GOULART IS PREVENTED FROM SUCCEEDING TO THE PRESIDENCY. THE TWO MAIN PORTS, SANTOS AND RIO DE JANEIRO, ARE ALREADY CRIPPLED BY A DOCKERS' STRIKE. TROOPS HAVE TAKEN OVER SKELETON DUTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEIAKOHFZJGH39EGZ13LYAR5NM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIAKOHFZJGH39EGZ13LYAR5NM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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