BOLIVIA: Action at a Distance

As the final lagging returns were being tallied last week in landlocked Bolivia's presidential election, it was clear that the candidate emerging on top was a man who had run his whole campaign from abroad. Victor Paz Estenssoro, 43, nominee in exile of the fascist-like Movement of National Revolution, led his nearest opponent by some 17,000 votes.

Scholarly Paz Estenssoro, onetime Finance Minister and M.N.R. boss, fled to Argentina after the 1946 revolution, when a La Paz mob strung up the bullet-riddled body of M.N.R.-backed Dictator Gualberto Villarroel from a lamppost. Since then, Paz has lived mostly in Buenos Aires...

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