THE AMERICAS: Monsignor Will Not Speak

Notices had gone out that stocky, greying Monsignor Miguel de Andrea, Argentina's popular Bishop of Temnos, would open the meeting of the National Academy of Moral Sciences and Politics in Buenos Aires' plush Teatro Colon. Then everyone remembered that Monsignor Andrea was a liberal; in his youth he had even led a fisherman's strike. Like a pampas fire, word spread that the Bishop would discourse on liberty and the people's right to elect their own authorities.

The Teatro Colon's ticket office was swamped. Rumor galloped across the capital, cantered into the chambers...

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