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the press and we asked for a meeting with him. And at first
he refused but then he finally agreed to meet with, I think
it was six of us. I was one of the six. And it is true
that he was just what he was characterized as being. He
looked more like somebody out of an opera, and you sort of
expected him to sing. He always had a cape, a magnificent
cape. He had mustachios. He had a way of speaking as if he
were about to burst out into some great aria. And speak he
did. He received us supposedly for fifteen minutes. And he
talked. I can't remember what the devil he said, but he
talked for about two hours.
And nothing remains of the content?
Nothing remains of the content at all. And that
was about two or three months before he was overthrown and I
Were you impressed with him?
Well, my feeling was I don't want to have an
actor from the opera running a country. It really was
bombastic show, so on, so on, so on. But it's also true
that Latins tend to be slightly that way. He just was an
exaggerated case of it.
Did you remain with the Association for long after his
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