PERU: Dinner in the Dark

In the lounge of Manhattan's Phi Gamma Delta Club last week newshawks found a sleek-haired young man who was once the second most important man in Peru. Straining a whiskey-&-soda through his enormous teeth, Juan Leguia told a colorful story of three years' political imprisonment, and unwittingly revealed to his listeners why there are so many revolutions in Latin America.

Juan Leguia's white-mustached little old father Augusto had been President of Peru for eleven consecutive years. His family, pure Spanish, had lived in Peru since the days of the viceroys. All their loyalties, according to Juan...

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