Argentina: Men Who Came to Dinner

Next to the Paraguayan embassy's main entrance on bustling Calle Via-monte in downtown Buenos Aires, a small, dark doorway ducks down into a forbidding, grottolike cellar. A bored cop stands guard outside, and some times passers-by stop to stare. For seven years, nine months, two weeks and a few odd days, the cellar has been home to Brothers Juan Carlos Cardoso, 46, and Luis Amadeo Cardoso, 41, making them easily the current champions in that treasured Latin American institution known as political asylum. Only Peru's Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, who fled to the Colombian embassy in Lima...

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