The only thing Latin Americans like better than a crisis is a strong man to sit back and look to during it. They habitually refer to such a cynosure as El Hombre —The Man. Last week Latin Americans picked out El Hombre to cope with the world crisis. They wrote editorials praising his attitude, talked about him in bars, shops, homes, and, as if he were a fighting cock to be pitted one day against the ruler of the roost, began to say that in the end it would be up to El...

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