GUATEMALA: Revolution

Young officers, students and workers last week captured Lend-Lease guns and armored cars to smash General Federico Ponce's Guatemalan dictatorship. When the shooting stopped, a provisional triumvirate ruled Guatemala: Captain Jacobo Arbenz, 28-year-old son of a Swiss druggist, who planned the revolt; Major Francisco Xavier Arana, and Jorge Toriello, son of one of Guatemala's first families.

Ponce, who lost one son in the fighting, was exiled to Mexico. General Miguel Idigoras Fuentes, who dreamt of becoming the strong man of Guatemala through his friendship with Captain Arbenz, was sent to Washington as military attaché.

Early Friday, rebel officers smuggled 70 students and...

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