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...

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