BOLIVIA: For Elections

"Full amnesty is hereby given to all citizens indicted, charged, convicted, detained, confined or exiled for political reasons, without any exceptions," said the single-sentence decree signed by President Victor Paz Estenssoro one day last week. At 2 o'clock the next morning, the iron gates of San Pedro jail in La Paz creaked open, and 300 political prisoners jostled their way out into the darkness, some carrying little violins and chess sets that they had carved with penknives during confinements of as long as three years. The most notable among the liberated men: Gustavo Stumpf, tall, blond leader of the...

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