PARAGUAY: A Parliament for Warriors

The only country in the hemisphere without at least a shadow parliament learned last week that it was going to get one—or the shadow of one. President Higinio Morinigo, Paraguay's dictator since 1940, announced that a Constituent Assembly would be elected by year's end. There might even be an opposition. Already the buff and pink mud walls of Asuncion were frescoed with the name of Colonel Rafael Franco (an ex-President who returned to Paraguay last month after the President opened concentration camp gates). Hammer-&-sickle were everywhere, for the Commies—all 300 of them—had...

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