BOLIVIA: Trivial Tragedy

Many citizens of the free and independent Republic of Bolivia were somewhat downcast last week by what might seem a trivial cause. Bolivia is almost twice as large in area as Texas and has about the population of Chicago; but last week this sovereign state was troubled by the destruction of its entire merchant marine. The destruction was trivial in its way, because the Bolivian merchant marine consisted of a single ship, the Presidente Saavedra, named for onetime (1921-26) President Dr. Bautista Saavedra* of Bolivia. In the spacious harbor of Buenos...

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