BOLIVIA: Interim

In the vanguard, on trucks and makeshift ambulances, came the wounded who fell in overthrowing the Bolivian tyranny (TIME, July 29). Then followed rifle-toting men & women, exultant students, ordinary citizens. Fifty thousand strong, they paraded last week through La Paz's treeless Plaza Murillo to celebrate the first month of the revolution.

So spontaneous had been last month's uprising, that not until hours after President Gualberto Villarroel's body swung from its lamppost had revolutionists gathered to form a representative junta. To the junta and to outsiders from Buenos Aires to Washington, the victory parade was one bit of evidence among many...

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