BOLIVIA: Good Neighbor Trouble

At 1:30 one morning last week, the traffic cops of La Paz, Bolivia, raised their authoritative hands, stopped all passing cars and took them to headquarters. More cops, with members of the National Revolutionary Movement, invaded the telephone exchange, seized a radio station, broadcast the premature news that the revolt was already successful. Government troops were confused, taken over by plotting officers. Only one regiment held out, in Calama Barracks, where it was soon reduced by mortar fire. Forty nine were killed and 120 wounded. Sporadic shooting continued for two days, but...

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