PUERTO RICO: Man of the People

For weeks the back-country jibaros (farmers) had planned for El Dia Dos (Jan. 2)—the great day when Puerto Rico would inaugurate its first elected governor. When the day came this week, 150,000 islanders turned out to cheer for Governor Luis Mufioz Marin in the biggest celebration of San Juan's 455-year history.

Honor guests, including U.S. officials, bankers and businessmen flown down from the mainland, watched the ceremony and inaugural parade from a grandstand on the steps of the marble Capitol. Munoz took the oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Angel de Jesús, shook hands with the judge, exchanged a...

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