CENTRAL AMERICA: Rest in Peace

In Washington's white-marbled Pan American Union building last week, frock-coated representatives of Nicaragua and Costa Rica squiggled their signatures on a treaty of friendship. The treaty ended ten weeks of bickering over the invasion of Costa Rica from Nicaragua; it also symbolized the eclipse of the Caribbean Legion. In Nicaragua, Dictator "Tacho" Somoza celebrated the occasion by knocking off work on his sugar refinery (the country's largest) now abuilding on his Pacific coast barony at Montelimar.

Tacho cocked a stained canvas hat over one eye and bellowed: "Yeah, we signed a treaty...

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