COLOMBIA: Third Force

Strongman Gustavo Rojas Pinilla last week ceremoniously founded a Third Force political movement for Colombia, the only country in South America that has preserved until now the once-standard two-party system. As Rojas explained it, the Third Force will make no pitch for support from the "odious politicians" and the "oligarchs" of the historic Liberal and Conservative Parties. Rather it will stand, like the old Peronista Party in Argentina, on two legs: labor and the army.

To get the movement started, Rojas marshaled army, navy and air force men in Bogotá's broad Plaza Bolivar on the third anniversary of his seizure...

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