ECUADOR: Beleaguered Bullfighter

The wealthy, hell-to-breakfast sons of the late strong man President Leonidas Plaza of Ecuador were whooping it up last week. Reared to fast horses and bullfighting, habituated to settling disputes with gunpowder, the Plazas each in turn had taken violent exception to the way Ecuador was being run. Galo, the eldest, defied Quito's Police Minister. Captain Leonidas, the second brother, paced a Garcia Moreno cell, restive from a year's political imprisonment for leading an armed revolt protesting the Peru-Ecuador border settlement (TIME, Aug. 17). Lieut. Jose Maria ("Pepe"), the youngest, refused to return to political confinement after attending his...

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