An analysis of the Brazilian political situation, its effect on the economic set up, its causes, speculations as to its future. The author sets out to prove that democracy expired with the monarchy, and that despotism has reigned with the republic. And he draws parallels to Washington, to our constitution on which the Brazilian one was patterned. The history of Brazil is lightly etched in, with emphasis on the current situation and international relations. The gang system of dirty politics the revolutions -- the lobbying -- the army and navy -- Pan American relations -- finances -- interestingly handled, simply told. Market -- anyone interested in Latin America.