HONDURAS: The Polite Revolution

In the cobblestone capital of Tegucigalpa this week, military officers shouldered aside Supreme Chief of State Julio Lozano Diaz. The framed election, which Lozano staged to transform himself into a legal President (TIME, Oct. 22), proved too raw for Honduras' younger, U.S.-trained officers to choke down. All last week Colonel Hector Caraccioli, 34, a U.S.-trained pilot who commands the air force, and Major Roberto Galvez, 31, an engineering officer who studied at Louisiana State University, talked it over with aging (71) Don Julio. Then, lining up support from General Roque J. Rodriguez, 55, commander of the country's military academy and...

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