GUATEMALA: Student Spree

Newly democratic Guatemala's university students went on a long-awaited rampage last week. Fourteen years ago Dictator Jorge Ubico had savagely suppressed their traditional Eastertide "Huelga Estudiantil" (Students' Strike); now at last, in the liberal light of President Juan José Arévalo's regime, it roared its way through the laugh-hungry city. Now there was at least twice the oldtime noise, fun, bawdiness.

Funds for the fiesta had been begged by students bearing chamber pots. They paid for scurrilous floats and costumes, and an unmerciful kidding that spared nobody, friend or foe. Some of the...

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