THE AMERICAS: Heil Higinio

In San Roque, quiet residential quarter of Paraguay's capital, Asunción, there was an atmosphere of uncommon agitation last week. Ragged newsboys chewing wild oranges filled the streets, shouting thickly "Votación National!" Huge posters announced the Revolutión Nacionalista Paraguaya. Beswastikaed cops patrolled the streets. To the Colegio Alemán continually went little groups of three or four ragged, sometimes barefoot, men, solicitously escorted by well-dressed attendants who passed them inside and went forth again to seek other groups. The Colegio Alemán is one of ten electoral centers in San Roque, and in Paraguay an election is going on.

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