Uruguay: Murder, Tupamaros-Style

Unlike other Latin American terrorists, Uruguay's leftist guerrillas have cultivated a romantic image. Styling themselves the Tupamaros, after an 18th century Inca chief who led a revolt against Spain, they confined their activities mostly to robbing banks and tried to avoid bloodshed. That benign image was shattered earlier this month when they emulated the tactics of other Latin American insurrectionists by kidnaping three foreign officials. In return for the hostages' lives, the terrorists demanded the release of 160

Tupamaros held in Uruguayan prisons. When the government refused, the Tupamaros murdered one of their victims, Daniel Mitrione, 50, an AID official...

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