GUATEMALA: Twenty-Eighth Try

For a few days last week, revolution seemed just a hand's breadth away in Guatemala. Three citizens had already been killed in presidential campaign street fighting. University students, merchants and professional men, blaming the police for the deaths, had launched a general strike. Thus, once again, enemies of the government gathered in downtown Sixth Avenue to demand the resignation of left-wing President Juan José Arévalo. At the same time, 3,000 Arevalista workers, backers of government Presidential Candidate Jacopo Arbenz, staged a counter-demonstration in the Parque Barrios.

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