Peru: Anatomy of a Nightmare

This is the nightmare of Peru's able President Fernando Belaunde Terry:

Communist guerrillas, operating in the remote Andean highlands, inflame the impoverished Indians into open hostility against the government before Belaunde can fulfill his own grand design of bringing a better living standard to the highland people.

Last week Belaunde's fears had substance in at least one region of Peru — the mountainous district of Andamarca, 160 miles northeast of Lima. One afternoon, a band of about 60 guerrillas wearing Cuban-style, olive green uniforms and armed with submachine guns, invaded two big cattle estates, burning houses and barns, destroying a butter-and-cheese...

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