Peru: The Military Take Over

A colonel of Peru's army stood before an electric loudspeaker and pointed it at the palace where his President lives. "We demand immediate surrender," he yelled. "Avoid unnecessary bloodshed. We have enough armament here to blow down the entire palace." No reply came from the grey granite building. One of 30 tanks out front gunned its engine, rammed through the black wrought-iron gates. A few minutes later, a tired, slightly bowed man was escorted from the palace, plunked into a station wagon, and packed off to an island prison aboard a troopship....

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