COLOMBIA: Twenty-Niner

Once the agent in Colombia of Dillon, Read & Co., suave, bankerish Dr. Alfonso Lopez was last week inaugurated President while a mob of 50,000 jammed Bogota's Plaza Bolivar and roared themselves hoarse.

Against Dr. Lopez's election last winter there was no opposition. He really began the campaign four years earlier when he assumed active charge of the Liberal Party which had not elected a President in 44 years and was considered Colombia's political mummy. With artful zeal Dr. Lopez built up tall, big-boned, Enrique Olaya Herrera, then Colombian Minister at Washington, into a popular candidate and secured his election...

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