CHILE: New President

The inauguration last week of Juan Antonio Ríos Morales as 22nd President of the Republic of Chile was simple and democratic. Entering the Honor Hall of Parliament as a private citizen, he advanced to the rostrum, took an oath to respect the Constitution, donned the red, white & blue sash-of-office which retiring Vice President Gerónimo Méndez doffed. As "Don Anónimo" Méndez walked out, Don Juan Antonio briefly announced his Cabinet and policy. Both reflected the man, as the man mirrored the epoch.

The Cabinet was with few exceptions a collection of "illustrious...

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