Peru: Revolution Within the Law

When Peru's President Fernando Belaúnde Terry began his six-year term last year, the rumbles were as loud as an Andean avalanche. Backed by the army, Belaúnde scraped into power with a bare 39% of the vote, and ranged against him were two men capable of destroying his fragile government—old-time APRA Party Chieftain Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, 69, and ex-Dictator Manuel Odría, 66. Both had been candidates against Belaúnde, ripped him as a "demagogue," even tried to pin a Red tag on him when leftists joined his coalition party. Following their defeat, Haya and Odría still controlled...

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