BOLIVIA: Exile's Return

Victor Paz Estenssoro, 44, last week returned to Bolivia (after six years in Argentina) to take over the presidency he had won from exile in last year's election, then lost to a military junta, and finally won back when the junta was toppled in the Holy Week revolution, Bolivia's 179th since 1825. Shouting fanatics of his Movement of National Revolution party plodded seven miles uphill to El Alto airport to give Paz a delirious welcome.

That night, to 50,000 partisans milling about in the Plaza Murillo, where M.N.R. Dictator Gualberto Villarroel was strung up on a lamppost six years ago,...

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