PERU: Right Turn

The first word of a military uprising in his native Arequipa scarcely ruffled President Jose Luis Bustamante's customary calm. Arequipa, after all, was the "Rebel City of the South," a traditional place for sudden risings and uproars. Moreover, Peru's army had just proved its loyalty by crushing the bloody Oct. 3 revolt at Callao (TIME, Oct. 11). The government put out a reassuring communiqué, ordered loyal troops to move against the rebels. But nothing happened.

Unlike the Callao rising, which Bustamante had blamed on the leftist APRA party, the Arequipa revolt was...

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