THE AMERICAS: Familiar Faces

Voters in two backward Andean countries last week brought back a pair of ex-Presidents to office.

¶ José Maria Velasco Ibarra, 67, was the only one of Ecuador's four candidates who correctly sensed the sharply heightened appeal of learning, land, and a thicker slice of the national economy in an agricultural nation where nearly half of the people are illiterate and the annual per capita income is $172. The Sorbonne-educated professor of government, ascetically lean and given to wearing natty waistcoats, called to him "all the multi tudes who dream of a new life...

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