PERU: Command Decision

For Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, it was an hour of decision. Time & again APRA's husky leader had been outmaneuvered in the bitter struggle for power between Right and Left. This time APRA's enemies seemed ready for a finish fight. Even democratically minded President Jose Luis Bustamante, who was elected with Aprista votes, had joined the opposition (TIME, May 17). He was governing without a Congress.

One day last week in a Manhattan hotel suite, Haya made his decision. Said he, after 73 days in the U.S.: "I must return and lead my people. This is the most...

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