A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 20, 1948

Those of you who read Correspondent Robert Benjamin's account of the treatment of political prisoners and the low state of democracy in totalitarian Paraguay in TIME'S Aug. 30 issue may have wondered how he happened to get the story. Here is his version of it:

"On the first day of my arrival in Asunción for the inauguration of Paraguay's new President I looked up an old friend of mine to see whether he could brief me on the anti-government side of Paraguay's political situation. We talked for a while and, to prove his points, he...

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