BOLIVIA: An Argentine Connection?

Arrests by goon squads, and torture by a vicious junta

A reign of terror has descended on Bolivia in the four weeks since the military took over in a coup directed by General Luis Garcia Meza. Outwardly the signs of military rule are few. A handful of uniformed police, toting FAL automatic rifles, guard La Paz's El Alto airport. Halftracks bar the entrance to the capital's San Andres University campus, and rangers in dark berets patrol out side Miraflores military garrison, the headquarters of the army general staff. The main sign of activity...

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