Latin America: Brave Protest

Hopeful news leaked out of tight-sealed Paraguay last week. A courageous manifesto signed by 3,000 citizens requested President Higinio Morínigo to abandon his dictatorship, call popular elections so that Paraguay might align herself with the rest of the continent in the democratic way of life. First in the list of signers was revered Dr. Juan Boggino, poet, physiologist and Dean of the University of Asuncion. Morínigo answered the appeal with a wave of arrests and deportations of democratic elements. But he did not dare touch Dr. Boggino, for fear of nationwide resentment.

The manifesto was also a slap at Argentina, for Morínigo...

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