CHILE: Long Enough

Pedro Blanquier, economist and engineer, had never held public office in Chile (with the exception of a brief term as director of the State railroads) until fortnight ago when he became Premier. Last week Pedro Blanquier was back in private life. Eight days of Pedro were apparently enough for Chile's wily Dictator, swart President Carlos Ibanez.

Premier Blanquier represented the Opposition. Wily President Ibanez allowed him to assume office when the press of Chile's financial difficulties and secret political plottings threatened open revolution. One of Premier Blanquier's first moves was to declare...

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