Paraguay: We Will Show Them

Ten years ago this week, Army General Alfredo Stroessner seized control of Paraguay in a classic South American palace coup. He is still the landlocked little nation's undisputed Numero Uno. But no swelling bands or fancy parades will mark the anniversary. Stroessner may hoist a cup of fiery cana, the local rum, with a few army cronies— nothing more. At 51, he looks and acts more like a mild-mannered businessman than the most durable of Latin military dictators. Today the important thing for Stroessner is not the tormented past, and his own part...

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