GUATEMALA: The Price of Caviar

To the Kremlin's Latin-American desk, Victor Manuel Gutiérrez, 28, must look like a veritable committee of Red partisans. Gutiérrez is: 1) a devout Marxist who believes that "Communism is one of the highest revolutionary ideals of humanity"; 2) a member of Guatemala's Congress; 3) a professor who teaches history to future teachers; 4) boss of a 50,000-member labor-federation; and 5) chief of the Communist-line Revolutionary Workers Party. Gutiérrez had but one deviation: he sometimes indulged in the luxury of squabbling with José Manuel Fortuny, leader of a group of Guatemalan intellectuals and students calling themselves, forthrightly, the Communist...

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