GUATEMALA: Left-Wing Alliance

From pinks to Reds, Guatemalan leftists have closed their ranks. First the left-wing Revolutionary Action Party (P.A.R.), the government's strongest political supporter, made an alliance with the Socialists. Then the two groups signed up two minor pro-government parties in a "Democratic Front." Avowed purpose of the front: "To defend the Guatemalan Revolution and unify the [government] forces in the struggle against anti-Communism." That, translated out of political doubletalk, meant that Guatemala's Communists are still influencing the government and wielding power far out of proportion to their actual numbers.

It also meant that although the rising tide of popular anti-Communist feeling...

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