Latin America: The Constitutional Way

Though two of Latin America's biggest nations — Argentina and Brazil —are under stiff military dictatorship, the rest of Latin America is generally going its constitutional way. Last week three countries had new Presidents.

In Bolivia, Rene Barrientos, 47, ex-Air Force general who deposed President Victor Paz Estenssoro two years ago, was inaugurated as Bolivia's 47th President. With massive support from the country's long-neglected campesinos, Barrientos' motley coalition party of leftists and rightists swept into power with 100 of Congress' 129 seats, promising more of the same firm, reform-minded government that...

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