Alan Whicker on Stroessner’s Paraguay, Yorkshire Television, April 7 1970.
We meet the simpatico Manuel Segura Morales, Father Provincial of Paraguay’s seventy-seven Jesuits. A small number when you remember the force they had been under the Spanish.
Father Manuel was a university teacher and social worker as well as a priest. He survived, the web tells us, two assassination attempts, obviously for being a thorn in the side of Stroessner. He is still, or was recently, alive. His godfather at his baptism in Granada was Manuel de Falla.
The English and Amish/Mennonite farmers seem classic white settler types in their different ways. The right-wing New Zealand cattle man with the World Bank is a neo- or proto-colonialist doing good.
Above all, we get an impression of the bovine Stroessner.
Paraguay is a centre in 1970 for alcohol and tobacco smuggling. Hard drugs are not mentioned.