PERU: Love Affair

The reception that France gave Peru's visiting President Manuel Prado y Ugar-teche last week lived up in every aspect of official warmth and splendor to that given President Eisenhower last December. Bunting in Peruvian red and white floated from every government building, crowds cheered Prado in the streets, a 101-gun salute honored him at the Foreign Ministry. To the Parisian in the street, who did not necessarily know who Prado is, it may have seemed an outsize greeting, but beneath the hoopla was a serious, meaningful gesture, and back of it was Charles de Gaulle.

The love affair between France...

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