A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 12, 1965

THIS week's cover story deals with an ancient civilization, a mountainous area over 4,000 miles long, a struggling country and a remarkable Latin American politician who hasn't been involved in any coups lately. The story of Peru's President Belaunde (whom Artist Safran portrays against a backdrop of the Peruvian coat of arms) is one of leadership in a positive revolution.

TIME'S editors and correspondents have been logging Belaunde's progress for years. On recent trips to Peru, Senior Editor George Daniels and Writer Philip Osborne had long talks with the Peruvian President. When the editors then decided that Belaunde should be on the...

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