BOLIVIA: Marriage & Taxes

When Antenor Patiño married, the son of Bolivia's tin tycoon became the husband of one of the best-dressed women in Europe: the stately Cristina, daughter of the Duke and Duchess de Durcal. He also became the nephew-in-law of Spain's late King Alfonso XIII.

But marriage palled. Antenor and Cristina parted, then became reconciled. Last year Antenor agreed to give Cristina $500,000. He also promised her another $500,000 if he should abandon her "without cause." Last week, in a Manhattan court, Cristina charged that Antenor had been running off to places like Palm Beach and Colorado Springs with one Francesca Simms,...

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