HONDURAS: Reluctant Strongman

"My government will act like a magnificent sun which illuminates everything and burns no one." promised Julio Lozano, who last week—reluctantly—became the strongman of Honduras. Such rounded oratorical periods came as a surprise from Lozano, a onetime bookkeeper; only a month before, at what seemed the peak of an undramatic 25-year career in politics, he had been simply his country's able Vice President, serving out the last weeks of his term. Then ailing President Juan

Manuel Gálvez' abrupt departure for the Panama Canal Zone "for medical treatment" thrust Lozano into the presidency,...

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