BOLIVIA: Dictator & Refineries

Chief upshot of the long-drawn war for the steamy Gran Chaco between Bolivia and Paraguay was that in both Republics the constitutional governments were overthrown, replaced by tight little military- fascist juntas. Last week in La Paz the Bolivian junta headed by excitable Colonel Jose David Toro capitalized on the scare that its overthrow was being plotted by Standard Oil Co. (N. J.). To President Toro, as that shrewd politico had foreseen, came prompt reassurances from the Government-organized syndicates of workers, miners and railway workers pledging all their strength to fend off any...

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