Foreign News: Triumphant Lights

The Nicaraguan Chamber of Deputies declared unconstitutional and voted down 23 to 17, last week, the bill which would have authorized U. S. supervision of the Nicaraguan election, next Fall (TIME, May 16).

After the vote, triumphant lights twinkled far into the night at the sumptuous Managua residence of famed onetime President of Nicaragua, General Emiliano Chamorro. He had defeated the bill. His potent, ancestral family controls the Conservative electorate of Nicaragua; and that control enabled General Chamorro to wipe out, last week, his old score against the U. S. State Department, which refused to recognize a government set up by him,...