Captain Pantoja and the Special Service - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Chapter 2 begins with "Dispatch Number One." The dispatch is a memorandum from Captain Pantoja to General Tiger Collazos. It is revealed in this dispatch that the prostitution operation that will cater to the needs of Peruvian Army personnel is to be known as the SSGFRI (Special Service for Garrisons, Frontier and Related Installations). Captain Pantoja outlines exactly what occurred in his initial meeting with Collazos and the other superior officers. The Captain reiterates the instructions that he is to live as a civilian while carrying out the business of the SSGFRI. The Special Service operations office/command post is located outside the city of Iquitos on the banks of the Itaya river. Sinforoso Caiguas and Palominos Rioalto are chosen to assist Pantoja and the operation. Caiguas and Rioalto are chosen for this particular assignment because of their exemplary military records and "a certain indifference toward persons of...

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