Bolivia: Jail with All the Comforts

BOLIVIA Jail withAll the Comfort For a man sentenced to 30 years in prison, French Intellectual Régis Debray enjoys many of the comforts of home. At the officers' club in the south ern Bolivian town of Camiri, where he has been locked up for helping Che Guevara's guerrillas in their abortive attempt to topple the Bolivian government, Debray's jailers generously allow him to have a radio, his books, paper and pencils. Food is sent in from a restaurant. Last week the Bolivian army threw in the ultimate, if only temporary, comfort: a wife....

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