URUGUAY: A Test for the Frente

When the outdoor Central Market in downtown Montevideo opened one Sunday earlier this month, two nurses dressed in crisp white uniforms and carrying medical kits arrived with the first shoppers. The nurses installed themselves behind a table and proceeded to take the blood pressure of all shoppers who desired a free test. At the same time, squads of teen-agers fanned out to the beaches and rundown sections of the city and began cleaning up garbage and debris. "This is how the Frente Amplio will govern," proclaimed pamphlets distributed by the young people....

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