BOLIVIA: Fight for Life

In the thin, cold air of the Andean altiplano, Bolivia's two-year-old democracy fought for breath to live. President Enrique Hertzog, a doctor experienced in pulmonary problems, had pulled his patient through five states of siege. Last week a fresh complication set in. The doctor himself, worn out and suffering from kidney and heart trouble, took a leave of absence.

In parliamentary elections earlier in the week, Hertzog's moderate democrats had achieved their long-sought majority. But at the same time the Movement of Nationalist Revolution, the totalitarian-type party whose leaders were driven underground...

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