PERU: APRA's Big Chance

On a recent Sunday in Lima, a mob of swarthy, high-cheekboned workers crowded into the courtyard of an old two-story building called "The House of the People." In a carnival mood, the workers guffawed at puppet shows, consumed bowls of guinea-pig soup and bottles of rotgut pisco brandy sold at kiosks emblazoned with the initials of the political party hosting the blowout—APRA. By such homespun come-ons, Peru's American Revolutionary Popular Alliance was busily laying the groundwork last week for the 1962 presidential election—and what the movement thinks is its best opportunity to rule in 36 years of struggle.

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