The Hemisphere: Strong Man Out

In clinging to power since 1945, burly President Juan Jose Arevalo's left-wing government had leaned heavily on the support of its conservative strong man, Colonel Francisco J. Arana, chief of the armed forces and a member of the army junta which put Arevalo in. All told, the colonel had dutifully stamped out some 20 attempted uprisings. Last week revolutionary guns again slammed and chattered in Guatemala City, but there was no longer an Arana to quiet them. He had been assassinated. The outbreak was an unplanned, furious, futile attempt to avenge him by ousting the government.

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