PERU: Trench

Dirty and discouraged, 44 men were marched out of the Trujillo jail one day last week at 5:30 a.m. Not far away they entered a line of badly constructed trenches which they had dug just a month ago in Trujillo's short bloody revolt (TIME, July 18). Soldiers lined the parapet. At a word of command the 44 men, helplessly dodging back & forth, were shot down. Thus last week did peppery little President Luis Sanchez Cerro signal the stability of his regime, celebrate the 111th anniversary of Peruvian independence.

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