HONDURAS: Firm in the Saddle

Honduras' easygoing President Juan Manuel Gálvez has his own way of keeping close tabs on events in his sunny capital. A good-natured man who strolls the streets of Tegucigalpa unescorted, he takes time out for checker games with newsboys, swaps gossip with all comers. It was not surprising that he knew all about the latest plot against him long before the details were published last week. Said Gálvez without rancor: "It was an adventure of boys and novices."

The "adventure" was a clumsy conspiracy by which an obscure young infantry captain named...

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