Peru: Time to Reform

On a recent tour through the backlands of his mountainous country, Peru's Premier Pedro Beltran, 64, a descendant of the Spanish conquistadors, stopped off in the ancient Inca city of Cuzc0,11,200 ft. up in the Andes. A howling, Communist-led mob of Indian peasants, descendants of the defeated Incas, greeted him with a barrage of rocks and cries of "To the wall!" Few places in Latin America know a wider chasm between rich and poor, between the white aristocracy and the Indian masses, who, 400 years after the conquest, still live in misery. Though Beltran is an alert and enlightened statesman,...

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