Dominican Republic: Bingo Night

Pity the diplomat from a small Latin American nation in London, Paris, Bonn or Cairo. He has no real need to arrange treaties, snoop for political intelligence, or seek out the details of clandestine missile sites. There is really only the social life and perhaps Bingo once a week to take one's mind off the worst threat of all—job insecurity. With every attempted coup d'état back home comes a whole new wave of replacements. In Santo Domingo last week, Provisional President Héctor García-Godoy gave his nation's foreign representatives a case in point.

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