Foreign News: Pezet's Plot

Dr. José Pezet brooded. To Dr. Pezet, who initiated ex-President Arnulfo Arias into politics in 1929 and later helped him organize the youth of Panama on Fascist lines, it seemed that he should have become President when Arias was deposed (TIME, Oct. 20, 1941). Was he not the first of three Vice Presidents, and therefore first in line to the succession? But the post was never offered to him. As a matter of fact, when Arias was replaced, Dr. Pezet was in jail.

Never since then—although he resigned his first Vice-Presidency—has José...

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