Peru: Settling In

Dressed in black, 300 women filed silently into a Lima plaza and laid wreaths before the statue of one of Peru's liberators. Jose dé San Martin. "We are mourning the death of democracy," said one woman. A crowd of male spectators commenced chanting: "Liberty!"' "Down with militarism!" And then the riot police moved in with tear gas and truncheons. Ignoring the gas, the men fought back with fists, the women wielded handbags. A police water truck roared up to douse the demonstrators. "Cowards!" shrieked the enraged women....

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