Foreign News: Durable Duo


One afternoon in June 1939, slim young Julia Esther Briones walked into a swank Guayaquil barbershop, pumped five bullets into her rich, reclining, about-to-be-shaved lover, Ramón Hidalgo R. To jail went Julia with a nine-year sentence. In November 1940, Army Captain Félix Guerrero Zarate blasted three bullets into the beautiful young body of his just-divorced wife, María Magdalena Mejía. To jail went Félix with an eight-year sentence.

Last week, from Guayaquil jail, Captain Félix Guerrero announced his engagement to Señorita Julia Esther Briones. Said Julia: "Our engagement ring is of steel, instead of gold, as a symbol of the durability of our...

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