ARGENTINA: Trial by Terror

Most members of Argentina's besieged business community have known one or more of the 170 people—many of them foreign executives—who were kidnaped last year. All gratefully noted that only one foreigner had been killed; the rest were released after ransom had been paid. Now the situation has changed. The dwindling community of foreign businessmen in Argentina is frightened by a change in terrorist tactics that could not only lead to a number of deaths but also further damage Argentina's wobbly economy.

Their fear was caused by an announcement by the Marxist-Leninist People's...

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