CENTRAL AMERICA: Tachito Talks

Nicaragua's Dictator-President Anastasio ("Tacho") Somoza dined with his family at Montelimar, his big Pacific Coast finca (plantation).

Said Son Tachito ("little Tacho"), captain in the National Guard: "Papa, you had better abandon the Presidency while the leaving is good. The people are in an ugly mood, and we have enough money."

Papa, furious, struck Tachito, shouted: "Remember, as an officer of the National Guard you're under military discipline. I'll put you under arrest."

Salvadorita, the President's wife, intervened. Cried she: "Don't strike him for speaking the truth. If your own family can't tell...

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