BOLIVIA: Mystery Putsch

From two miles up in the Andes last weekend came word of a Putsch that failed. In La Paz, Bolivia's President General Enrique Peñaranda suddenly announced that his country was in a state of siege after the discovery of plans for a Nazi-led revolution.

Just what the plot was General Peñaranda did not care to say, but it seemed a good bet that it had something to do with a man who was supposed to be 6,000 miles away, a fire-eating, 36-year-old aviator, Major Elias Belmonte, Bolivia's Air Attaché in Berlin.

In 1937 Belmonte held Dictator David Toro at the point of...

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