The Hemisphere: The Return of APRA

"Six months ago we stood with our backs to the wall; now we hold the trump cards in the political game." With these proud words, Underground Leader Ramiro Prialé last week hailed the astonishing comeback of APRA, the left-wing party outlawed by Peru's government in 1948.

Meeting outside Lima in their first national convention in twelve years, the 800 Aprista delegates present had good reason to be jubilant. In a radio address to the nation, conservative President Manuel Odria, long an implacable foe of APRA, had openly invited individual Apristas to take part in the political activity leading to next June's presidential...

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