BOLIVIA: Tin King Sprung

Bolivia's revolutionary Government, all spruced up and awaiting U.S. recognition, last week let super-rich Mauricio Hochschild out of jail and prepared to deport him. Jailed for counter-revolutionary plotting, the tin tycoon had escaped worse punishment by promising to keep out of Bolivia and her politics. Tricky Don Mauricio had always managed to keep a potent hand in Bolivian affairs (TIME, May 8). But President Gualberto Villarroel's regime evidently felt strong enough to deal with him in one way or another.


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