BOLIVIA: The Senator & the Revolution

President Victor Paz Estenssoro knew he would have his hands full one day last week. U.S. Senator Homer Capehart, chairman of the Senate Banking and Currency Committee, a man who might influence future U.S. aid to needy Bolivia, was due in La Paz on a study trip. And police intelligence agents reported that a plot to overthrow the government, long simmering and long spied on by the cops, had been moved up to coincide with Capehart's visit.

The Senator arrived on time and so did the revolution. At 7 a.m. a group of...

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