Uruguay: President in the Ring

Several months after he took over as President last December, Jorge Pacheco Areco started remarking, only half-jokingly, that Uruguay's problems were such that he needed "a little help from heaven" to solve them. Someone up there must like him. Last week torrential rains ended a six-month drought that had ravaged Uruguay's cattle and sheep, a chief source of income, and badly damaged the economy. Rebellious students who had seized the University of Montevideo and held it for four days finally agreed to leave peacefully. And Uruguay's third general strike in a month...

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