BOLIVIA: Nationalization Day

On a windswept field near Bolivia's big Catavi tin mine, President Victor Paz Estenssoro stepped to a rude table one day last week and with a golden pen signed the decree nationalizing the country's three big tin companies. Twenty thousand black-shawled women and tin-helmeted men yelled vivas. A leather-jacketed Indian stepped to the President's side and sounded the ancient Inca battle call on a curved bull horn. That night bonfires burned all over the Bolivian Andes, and the cobbled streets of La Paz echoed with the din of jubilant partisans firing off...

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