COLOMBIA: The Half-Day Revolt

Diehard military men, bent on short-circuiting the sure election of Civilian Alberto Lleras Camargo as bipartisan President of Colombia, brazenly kidnaped five top Colombians last week. The victims: four of the five joint presidents who make up the military junta that dumped Dictator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla last May—and Candidate Lleras himself.

"Come Along." The rebels, all members of the military police led by Colonel Hernando Forero Gómez, laid their plans with care. At 3 a.m. on the chosen night, Forero sent out police panel trucks to round up the government leaders. Major General Gabriel Paris was collected so swiftly that...

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