THE AMERICAS: Exile at Large

Latin America's most celebrated political refugee went free last week. Looking plumper and paler after five years of jail-like sanctuary in Colombia's embassy in Lima, Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre, 59, arrived safely in Mexico City. The famed leader of Peru's Indian masses, who had been accused of masterminding a bloody revolt in 1948, doffed his floppy hat and bowed to a cheering crowd that met him.

Colombian and Peruvian diplomats had worked out a face-saving compromise to end their long, bitter deadlock over Haya. As part of the deal, Peru's Minister of Justice took Haya into...

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