Just Lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez

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In "Just Lather, That's All," who is Captain Torres?

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Tellez set his compelling story in Latin America during a period of numerous military dictatorships that were opposed by rebel groups. Civil war plagued Latin America at this time, and individuals and families were often split between the power of military regimes and rebel groups who had popular support and needed aid and assistance in order to fight the military forces. Captain Torres in this story is the commander of the military forces, and the barber, as the reader comes to realise, is a rebel sympathiser. Note what the barber tells us about Captain Torres:

The day he...

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