BOLIVIA: Blood in La Paz

"The army rules Bolivia," and until recently Dictator Hernando Siles ruled the army through his stiff-necked, unpopular, efficient General Hans Kundt, German Major-General lent to Bolivia by the Kaiser in 1910, naturalized Bolivian in 1919.*

Two years ago Dr. Siles made the dangerous mistake of forcing Standard Oil Co. and other large foreign firms to underwrite jointly a $5,000,000 loan. He has had trouble ever since. Month ago he resigned as President, appointed a subservient Cabinet to rule in his place. He appeared to think that by this subterfuge he had evaded...

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