Bolivia: Consequences of a Diary

Cuban Revolutionary Che Guevara spent the last year of his life trying without success to topple the government of Bolivia. Ironically, Che has come close to doing in death what he could not achieve in life. Last week the 14-man Cabinet of Bolivia's President René Barrientos resigned in the embarrassed furor following the leak of Che's diary to his old boss, Fidel Castro.

Barrientos' troubles began two weeks ago, when his Minister of Government, Antonio Arguedas, fled abruptly to Chile. There he admitted giving the diary to Castro so that Fidel could be...