LATIN AMERICA: Ecuadorian Salt Riot

At Cuenca, provincial city in the highlands of Ecuador, the shirtless grew vexed last week at the high price and scarcity of salt. A mob, knowing a certain government warehouse to be well salted, attacked it, were repulsed by the police. Four rioters were killed.

Foiled, mob-leaders plotted an attack next day on a train scheduled to arrive salt-laden at Cuenca from Ecuador's chief port, Guayaquil. Having heaped large stones and timbers upon the railway track, they foolishly sought to make assurance doubly sure by cutting the telegraph wires. At Guayaquil, the authorities,...

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