Puerto Rico: El Peyton Place

For months, the island had buzzed with the rumor. Last week it became official. Characteristically, the man who made it so was Puerto Rico's Governor Roberto Sanchez Vilella, the target of San Juan's busy tongues. A quiet, pipe-smoking grandfather known for his "illustrious conscience," Sanchez confessed to the people of his Roman Catholic country that he had left his wife of 30 years and would leave politics at the end of his four-year term in 1968—all for the woman he loves.

Sanchez, 54, said that he hoped to marry twice-divorced Jeannette Ramos...

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