A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 15, 1947

One revolutionary aspect of the news TIME has to cover is the way in which Central Americans have long been used to changing their governments. During the last year, the job of reporting this news has fallen mainly to John Stanton, chief of TIME Inc.'s Mexico City bureau. Learning that he had just returned from an extensive trip through Central America, I asked him to amplify his experiences with the postwar revolutionists. This is his reply:

"Since last January I have rushed southward three times into Central America in answer to five-alarm calls. I have stood stock still in Managua's central plaza...

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