Colombia: A Vote for Order

Amid setbacks elsewhere in Latin America, democracy won a signal victory in Colombia. For four years President Alberto Lleras Camargo, a journalist and educator turned statesman, has toiled doggedly for stability, and for enough moderation of age-old political hatreds to permit his nation to haul itself out of the 19th century into the 20th. Next month his term as President ends. Lleras, a Liberal, is seeing to it that his office will be turned over to a Conservative, a man whose party he opposes, but whose right to peaceful succession* he firmly upholds.

The very same day as the Argentine...

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