Professor Cardoso's Lessons Seem To Be Taking

Before taking office as President of Brazil last Jan. 1, Fernando Henrique Cardoso had been a senator, Foreign Minister, and Finance Minister. Earlier, he was a sociology professor at universities from Sao Paulo to Stanford to Cambridge. That mix of hands-on politics, public service, and pedagogy is serving him, and Brazil, well as he leads and prods Latin America's biggest country toward the 21st century.

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