PANAMA: Bullet Ballet

Margot Fonteyn—Dame Commander of the British Empire,* star of Covent Garden's Royal Ballet, top ballerina of the Western world—cast a large, limpid brown eye through her camera view finder and pressed the little button. A flashbulb's white glare froze a busy scene against the black of a tropic night on the Gulf of Panama, in the Pacific. Dame Margot's husband Roberto ("Tito") Arias—scion of one of Panama's 20-odd leading families and recently (1955-58) his nation's Ambassador to the Court of St. James's—was happily at work transferring machine guns, pistols and other trappings of rebellion from an outboard-motor boat to...

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