CHILE: War of the Roses

At 11 o'clock one morning last week, a formal procession of Peruvians turned into the broad, tree-lined Alameda of Chile's capital city, Santiago. It was Peru's Independence Day, and the procession, headed by well-groomed Ambassador Carlos Miró Quesada, drew up before the equestrian statues of Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martin, laid wreaths at the statues of Peru's (and Chile's) heroes.

Precisely at noon, another band of Peruvians—exiled Apristas headed by the outlawed APRA's No. 2 man, handsome, greying Manuel Seoane—appeared at the statues. To make room for their floral tributes, they...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!