BOLIVIA: A Coup, Not a Cuartelazo

When a rumor got around La Paz last week that the President was deep in a closed-door conference with the generals and colonels, paceños knew that something was up. At 3 a.m., weary reporters saw President Mamerto Urriolagoitia and two military aides hustle out of the palace, get into a car and drive away. Then army officers Banded out a batch of press releases, including a message from Urriolagoitia: "Despite my constant efforts to conduct the political struggle into channels of peace and tranquillity . . . our country is again faced with a dilemma . . . Accordingly, I...

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