THE AMERICAS: The Docile & the Rebellious

Across the face of Latin America last week, dictatorship had its way in one election, and rumblings of rebellion preceded two others:

¶In Paraguay, Dictator Alfredo Stroessner went through the motions of a congressional election, even asked his opposition to put up candidates, but the opposition gracefully declined and Stroessner swept the polls.

¶In Ecuador, street riots killed five and injured 33 when ex-President José Maria Velasco Ibarra arrived in Quito to stir up his supporters and start his campaign there for the presidential election June 5.

¶In Bolivia, President Hernan Siles...

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