Revolt in Arequipa

Sprawled in a volcanic valley of the Andean foothills, Arequipa is the traditional hotbed of Peruvian rebellion. Two years ago the military coup which hoisted General Manuel Odría into the presidency started in an Arequipa barracks. Last week another revolutionary struggle briefly shook the town; it was a civilian assault on Odría's militaristic regime.

The incident began when students at the American Independence High School and St. Augustine's University walked out in protest against a sudden junta decision barring General Ernesto Montagne, the sole opposition candidate against Odría (TIME, June 12), from the July 2 presidential election. Police cracked down;...

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