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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, F.bruary 1, 1972 THE UTHBHIDOt HWAID 35 frustrating place for young revolutionary un... i in linlb rnimlrips re- Iniv even the basic necessities leftist-leaning I By OEOnr.E fiEUDA MEXICO CITY (AP) Latin America can be a fnislralii.g place for a young revolutionary tt-ho dreams of leading a col- umn of align', ill-fed peasants against a govcrnmsnt of self- satisfied and perhaps corrupt politicians. Despite burgeoning population growth, unchecked farm-to-city migration, and chronic unem- ployment and under employ ment, Latin America continues j to be essentially characterized I bv deeply entrenched social antl 1 America is still largely com- economiVigicHties. j of pmverlessj poor _ wA e specre of masses rising up in indignation against their cllles- rulers has long haunted U.S. stale department policy mak- ers, hut the pattern for most of the region has been and re- mains one of general acquiesc- ence, or mayhe cynical resigna- tion, to the status quo. In no two countries is the na- lure of the power structure ex- I military and economic Thore have been 20 or "revolutions" over Ihe last dec- ade but these usually have in- volved little more than a reshuf- fling of personnel at the lop of the power pyramid. Resistance to change seems especially characteristic of the smaller countries. Gen. Alfredo actlv the same. Much as it was j Stroessner of Paraguay has 20 50 or 100 years ago, Latin I often resorted to repressive tics to put down dissidents hut, of President Fidel Sanchez Hcr- Ihc popularity of his 17-year-old j nandez, himself an army gon- paternalistic' rule seems to oral. grow. In neighboring Guatemala.! The Somoza family has run the la'l d e i- a d e has been Nicaragua 35 years, accumulat- i marked by bloody political wars ing fantastic 'wealth along the i bul Ihe country remains firmly way but opposition is weak and j in the grasp of a military-cco- fragmented. nomic oligarchy. In El Salvador, presidential elections are to he held shortly and the odds-on favorite is a Civilian presidents serve at Ihe sufferance of Ihe military in Ecuador and the Dominican Re- e s a cu right-of-centre army general, i public. Despite myriad social Arturo Armando Molina, the I problems and occasional rum-j hand-picked successor-designate i tilings of discontent, Hie social i structures in totli countries re main largely as they were dec- ades ago. Perhaps tiic element of Latin American society most imper- vious lo change is the Indian population. Whether he is Mexi- can, Peruvian, Guatemalan or Bolivian, the Indian has never had much use for the trappings of modern civilization. There are cases of destilute Indians who have made large sums of money in Bolivia from agrarian reform but who have refused to buy even the basic necessities they lacked. While a social, political-eeo- nomic continuity pervades much of I-stin America, there are severel exceptions to the rule. Perhaps no country in the world has broken more deci- sively with its past during the last 13 years than Cuba. A shift to the left has produced a Marx- 1st president and a frightened i oligarchy in Chile. In Uruguay, defections out of the two tradi- tionalist parties have made Uie leftist-leaning Broad Front coa- lition a conspicuous force In po- litical life. Although socialism is not an issue, there are signs of politi- cal upheaval in Colombia's rest- less masses. STEREO FAIR See Poge 7 SIMPSONS-SEARS A Special Feature of Simpsons-Sear; Great Canadian Wmtet adidas The Genuine "3-Stripe" Athletic Shoe Qioice of World Champions! .88 Specially Priced at Just Authentic Adidas are famous her soles for traction. Sizes 5-11. Family Footwear Sale of Famous Name Sleep wear to 13 We purchased the entire stock from this national brand maker just to bring you these very special low prices You'll recognize the fine fashion flair as soon as you see it. And we've bought up their entire stock of discontinued and surplus styles It's a huge assortment of all fabrics and styles long gowns, short gowns, pyjamas and peignoirs all priced to keep you smiling. 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