URUGUAY: The Tupamaros Tunnel Out

The break was executed with all the attention to detail and derring-do of a commando raid. Early one evening last week, two well-dressed young men called at the home of Billy Rial Castillo, 30, a Mormon missionary who lives across the street from Montevideo's Punta Carreta federal prison. "We are Tupamaros," said the men as they pulled out pistols and identified themselves as members of the urban guerrilla group that has served as a model for terrorists in many of the world's major cities. "We need this house for an operation." The operation was a...

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