PERU: Good Night, Sonny

It was just after 7 in the evening. Francisco ("Panchito") Grana Garland, 45, boss of Lima's ultraconservative La Prensa, manager of a big pharmaceutical business, had had a long day at the office. "Good night, sonny," he said to the porter, and headed toward his car. A moment later six shots crackled in the street. The porter got out in time to see a sedan turn the corner. Grana lay mortally wounded at the wheel of his car.

The murder of Editor Grana, scion of one of Lima's 60 reigning families and bitter...

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