Juan Bautista Saavedra, President by title and dictator by power, snapped the whip. Part of the Bolivian Congress howled, but his bidding was done. A bill was passed annulling the election of Jose Gabino Villanueva and Abdon Saavedra (brother of the President-Dictator) as President and Vice President respectively.

Last May President Saavedra, having held office for five years since a revolution put him in power, decided to have an election. He picked a member of the Liberal (Opposition) party for President (Senor Villanueva it was) and his brother for Vice President. They...

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