World: SOUTH AMERICA: ARMIES IN COMMAND

SOUTH AMERICA'S present political plight can be summed up in one stark statistic: three out of every four of the continent's citizens now live under military regimes of one form or another. That ratio was created by the imposition two weeks ago of overt military rule in Brazil, where half the continent's 180 million people live. Yet even before that event, armed forces were in command in four other im portant countries—Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay—which stretch from the peaks of the Andes to the desolate plains of Tierra del Fuego.

Since 1930, South...

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