Advice for Brazil
Regarding the Opinion page article "The Brazilians Deserve Better," Dec. 27: I lived in Brazil for five years, and I believe that it was not by chance that Brazil chose "Progress and Order" as a national motto.
Like any emerging nation, there is the inevitable chaos of youth. The United States went through this and endured a Civil War. I hope Brazil will read our history and avoid the same trap. William L. Adams, Bay Minette, Ala.
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