GUATEMALA: Boost from Britain

From the British cruisers Devonshire and Sheffield, marines and troops of the Gloucestershire Regiment fanned out through British Honduras' malaria swamps and forests. They prepared to repel the "irresponsible elements" that were threatening, the British Foreign Office said, to invade from Guatemala (TIME, March 8).

In Guatemala City, President Juan José Arévalo watched with delight. Congress had been growing restive, and people had criticized his suspension of civil liberties. Now, as the result of British action, they backed him as never before.

In ringing tones, Arévalo reaffirmed Guatemala's century-old claim to British...

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