BOLIVIA: Reprisal

One of the most carefully chiseled pieces in Juan Peron's "southern bloc" of republics was the Bolivian Government of the late President Gualberto Villarroel. But just as his deputies were about ready to sign the trade treaty with Argentina that would have sealed the Bolivians in for good, Villarroel was lynched, last July.

That only made Bloc-Builder Peron chip harder. Following the practice made familiar in Uruguay and Brazil, wheat and cattle shipments to Bolivia were virtually cut off. In the last two months it was estimated that barely a fifth of normal imports crossed the frontier from Argentina. In...

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