BOLIVIA: Fighter to the Fore

Standing beneath the oil portraits of Bolivia's greatest heroes of the past, a man who is himself an authentic hero of Bolivia today will receive this week the gold medallion and green-red-yellow sash of the presidency. Hernan Siles Zuazo, 42, is following in his father's steps: 30 years ago, Hernando Siles stood in the same spot in the Chamber of Deputies to receive the presidential insignia.

Though a President's son, Hernan Siles literally had to fight his way. Slight (5 ft. 4 in.), nearsighted and mild-mannered, he has endured war and exile, and led a bloody revolution. At 20 he...

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