THE HEMISPHERE: Boy Wonder

When a U.S. news scout searched Bogota for a Colombian representative last year, he was told that there was only one man in the country who knew how to write the terse, factual stories that North Americans like. "Unfortunately for you," a Colombian explained, "he is our President." He spoke of keen, wiry Alberto Lleras Camargo, the "boy wonder" editor who became Minister of Interior (Premier) at 29, and stepped into the presidency ten years later. Last week, Lleras, now 41, got a job with even more scope; he was elected director general of the venerable Pan American Union.

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