BOLIVIA: Busch Putsch

Germán Busch Becerra is a tough young Bolivian war hero with a chestful of medals, a thorough military training and an expression so lugubrious that he looks as if he were about ready to cry. Until last week he was also President of Bolivia. He gained that post in one of the military coups that occur frequently in South American politics: Señor Busch was one of a group of officers who overthrew the Government after the Chaco War against Paraguay. He first supported a semi-Socialist regime, then threw out the semi-Socialists.

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