ECUADOR: Fall of a Dictator

Under the fist of her dictatorial Government, Ecuador seethed. Suave, power-loving President Carlos Arroyo del Rio had decreed a national election on June 2-3. But everyone in the little Andean republic expected it to be a fraud. The Government had carefully exiled, outlawed or imprisoned the leaders of the opposing Democratic Front. It had strengthened its Carabinero (police) garrisons in the chief cities. By hook or crook it intended to win.

Six days before the election a secret message sped across the country from the underground Democratic Front committee in Guayaquil, Ecuador's...

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