PERU-COLOMBIA: War of Leticia?

War of Leticia (See map)

Soldiers come cheap in South America. Patched up freight boats will do as warships. Even so, three Class A South American States were beggaring their treasuries last week to fling fleets of battle planes, flotillas of war craft and whole armies of eager young troops upon Leticia, a humid jungle town just under the Equator and 2,500 mi. up the world's biggest river, turgid Mother Amazon who oozes along about as fast as most women walk (3 m. p. h.).

Involved, perhaps fatally embroiled last week were Colombia and...

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