PERU: Empire Salesman

Even incognito as the "Earl of Chester." Edward of Wales is entitled, as is any member of the British Royal family, anywhere, anytime, to a 21-gun salute. Last week as he and Prince George sailed into Callao (Port of Lima) they got their salute. Two years ago hospitable Peruvians even fired 21 guns for Herbert Hoover, although, as President-elect, he was entitled to no salute whatever.

Since the Hoover cannonade, epochal changes have come upon Peru. In the purses of her citizens are no more libras (Peruvian "pounds") but shiny new soles (Peruvian "suns"*). For the first time in two...

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