Latin America: Guns Across the Caribbean

WANTED—Ten or fifteen young men to go a short distance out of the city. Single men preferred, Apply at 347 Broadway, corner of Leonard Street, between the hours of ten and four, Passage paid.

Back in the 1850s, this ad, appearing in James Gordon Bennett's New York Herald, meant not only high adventure for the men who answered it. It also meant that famed William Walker, the first & foremost of U.S. soldiers of fortune in Latin America,* was on the march.

No such ads appeared last week. But there were enough stories of Caribbean...

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