ECUADOR: Match-lit Revolution

Swedish matches lit the fires of revolt which ran Isidro Ayora out of the Presidential Palace at Quito fortnight ago (TIME, Aug. 31). First as Provisional President, since 1929 as Constitutional President, he had been Ecuador's chief executive for the past five years. Ironically, the same matches which burned him last week helped secure his position two years ago. At that time he got a loan from Swedish Match Co. (Kreuger & Toll) in return for granting the firm a national monopoly. Not only did President Ayora grant a monopoly, but he agreed...

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