THE HEMISPHERE: Crisis Delayed

Nearly a fortnight had passed since the U.S. State Department, much criticized and currently enduring a reorganization (see p. 16), prepared a damning allegation that Argentine and Nazi forces inspired the Bolivian revolutionary regime of President-Major Gualberto Villarroel (TIME, Jan. 17). Up to this week, the State Department held its fire. The official explanation: diplomatic communications with 18 Latin American countries were unusually slow.

In Bolivia itself, José Antonio Arze, leader of the leftist PIR (Partido de Izquierda Revolucionario), was still unjailed. Far from instigating a counterrevolution when he returned to La...

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