HONDURAS: Clean Sheets & Four Poster

Clean Sheets & Four Poster

In the Presidential Palace at Tegucigalpa, the pretty, mountain-rimmed capital of Honduras, chambermaids were busy last week dusting wicker chairs and a gold telephone, shaking out blankets, putting clean sheets on beds. On Feb. 1, barring further violence, Honduras will have a new President — General Tiburcio Carias Andino, burly, mustachioed farmer and reformed hotblood. President Vicente Mejia Colindres will retire to the bawdy seaport of Puerto Cortes, where he expects to practice medicine and raise cattle from a stock of three blooded cows impregnated by...

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