Bolivia: A General in Charge

The conferences in the presidential palace continued almost without a break for 48 hours as the military revolt spread across the country. Finally, rather than risk a full-scale civil war, Victor Paz Estenssoro, 57, President of Bolivia, climbed into his bulletproof Cadillac lor a tire-screeching ride to La Paz's El Alto Airport. There, pale and somber, he followed his beautiful wife Maria Teresa, 32, and four children aboard a military C-47 and flew off to exile in Lima, Peru. The camera of the lone photographer who snapped the departure was seized by...

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