THE HEMISPHERE: Bloque Blocked

Bolivians had cut down from a La Paz lamppost the blood-smeared body of President Gualberto Villarroel (TIME, July 29). But in Buenos Aires the Bolivian coup had loosed anti-Peron wisecracks. One of them: "I'm waiting for L-day"—"What's that?"—"Lamppost day." And not only wisecracks. In the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, oppositionist Deputy Ernesto San Martino predicted: "The masses never forgive spurious politicians nor false leaders nor a clay idol."

Juan Domingo Perón was still sitting firmly in his presidential chair. But the Perónist hue & cry over the Bolivian upset supported U.S. State...

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