EXILES: A Short Visit

Is Brazil the next stop?

As his fellow citizens voted last week in a two-day referendum that would transform Iran from a dynastic monarchy into an Islamic republic, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi flew from his temporary home in exile, Morocco, to the Bahamas. The Shah, 59, Empress Farah, 40, their four children and an entourage of 30 took up residence in 15 units of the posh, bougainvillaea-studded Ocean Club on Paradise Island near Nassau.

The Shah flew to the Bahamas aboard a Royal Air Maroc 747, which had been made available by his reluctant host since January, Morocco's King Hassan II. U.S....

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