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Carlos Arosemena

March 13, 2004

Your March 6 obituary on the death of former Ecuadorean President Carlos Julio Arosemena brought back a memory of his immortal way with words. The day after he misbehaved at a cocktail party at the U.S. Embassy in 1963, the Ecuadorean army kicked him out of office. As Arosemena was hustled onto a plane leaving the country, he hurled this parting shot at his opponents: "My enemies are Creole Calvinists with a brilliant future behind them."

Anthony Saidy

Los Angeles

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