PERU: Apra Enters

Inside the presidential residence, closeted in dramatic secrecy, two men talked for hours, threshing out the political future of Peru. One was soft-spoken José Luis Bustamente Rivero, the moderate-minded poet and law professor who was elected President last June when leftist parties swept Peru's first really free election. The other, who probably did most of the talking, was leonine Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, boss of Apra (People's Party).

Not far from these protagonists, like a Greek chorus, was legendary Apra itself. Holder of most of the seats in Congress since last June's elections, Apra still breathed much of...

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