PARAGUAY: Caribbean Breeze

The thud of Batista's fall reverberated in far-off Paraguay. The official radio, broadcasting from the Interior Ministry, urged Strongman Alfredo Stroessner to proceed with "preventive executions to avoid a blood bath like Cuba's in Paraguay." One night last week, heavily armed police, tipped off by a stoolpigeon network organized by the fugitive Yugoslav war criminal, Ante Pavelic,* charged into Asuncion's southern district. There they seized two boys who, with chunks of clay, were scrawling on house walls an appeal to free political prisoners. Cops sealed off ten blocks of cobblestoned streets,...

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