Latin America: So Big

Except for uniformed police and soldiers, some 3,000 shivering high-school and university students were the only figures moving on the streets of Quito one morning last week. The students were there to take the first scientifically organized census in Ecuador's history. The police and soldiers were there to keep all other Quiteños in their homes until the census was completed.

Promptly at 6 a.m., the boy & girl census takers fell to their task. Some housewives, expecting a complete checkup of their homes, proudly showed results of thorough housecleanings; some thought that the Government should want to know...

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