PARAGUAY: Chaco Backfire

In the cool of one morning last week, army officers in high-collared khaki blouses rushed frantically through the streets of Asuncion, placing their troops at strategic corners. Over the walls of the Military College peered little brown soldiers, guns pointed at the nearby Government House. Out at Campo Grande aviation school, cadets stood by their poised machines. But the careful preparations laid by army and navy* garrisons were unnecessary, for their leaders executed a neat little revolution without firing a shot, placed the Government under military control, forced the resignation of...

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