In the clubhouse, Carlos
tells me of when, a student
in Guatemala, he was
hung from a ceiling, tortured by police, for his leftist leanings, an American advisor looking on, grinning.
In 1973, living in Paris,
a Professor of Political Science, he was hired as a teacher by the Chilean Government
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With tickets in hand, at Orly Airport he saw a headline: "Salvador Allende, President of Chile, Commits Suicide."


Oracle, or old wounds, he turned to his wife and said, "Something's very wrong. Allende wouldn't take his own life."
Twenty-eight years later, living in Florida, Carlos is the condo's Maintenance Director, and the owner of several thousand books.


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